#87-2013 – Dr. Burke Hairwing tied by Robert Frandsen

#87-2013 Dr. Burke Hairwing - Robert Frandsen
#87-2013 Dr. Burke Hairwing – Robert Frandsen

Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg. 263)

Dr. Burke Streamer Recipe

Hook: Mustad 3665A #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: 15 peacock sword fibers tied long
Body: Flat silver tinsel #10
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: White arctic runner hair
Cheek: Jungle cock
Throat: Yellow hackle tied long
Head: Black

Notes: The Dr. Burke streamer was originated by Dr. Edgar Burke of New Jersey. It was Dr. Burke whose hand was on the brushes that painted the famous fly plates from Ray Bergman’s wet fly bible “Trout”. The Dr. Burke streamer was first developed in 1927 for use on the Kennebago Stream in Maine and the pattern shares a generous amount of design with Dr. Burke’s “Family Secret”, a streamer derived from the Dr. Burke. Bob used arctic runner hair for his hair wing version of the streamer. You can find the feather wing version of the streamer posted as #172 in the 2012 Streamers 365 project.

Robert FrandsenBob (Robert) Frandsen – I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years.
I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer.
“The Blacker Compendium” | Robert’s site
[visit Bob’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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