Hook: Unknown 4xl #6-#12
Thread: Olive 6/0
Body: Pearl Tinsel wrapped over White Uni-Stretch
Belly: White bucktail or goat
Throat: Light blue hackle fibers
Wing: Olive Bucktail topped with Olive Brown Bucktail
Eye: Yellow painted eye with black center
Notes: Bob found this imitative little casting streamer amongst the pages of The Mid-Altantic Flyfishing Guide, a free publication available to anglers in the Mid-Atlantic states along the eastern US coast. Mr. Floyd developed the Lake Erie Shiner to be fished as an imitative streamer, a notion that was struck after witnessing fishermen easily catching their limit using bait. While the original article was published with black and white photographs of the fly, it was seeing the flies in person that really piqued Bob’s interest and helped tip the pattern into Bob’s streamer box. Bob’s instinct was correct, and the fly pattern has since become his favourite bucktail and a trusted streamer for lunker bass.
Bob Petti – Bob Petti is a fly fisherman and fly tyer from the Catskill Mountain region of New York. Like so many other fly tyers, he started his journey innocently. “All I wanted was the ability to tie the Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear. I didn’t have much money and it wasn’t easy to buy flies at the time. Heck I couldn’t even afford a decent pair of waders back then, so I thought a small investment in tying flies would pay off in the long run.” A couple decades later his one-shoe-box hobby has grown to a full blown identity.
Bob on Global Fly Fisher
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