#91-2013 – U.S. Air Force by Tom Fulton

#91-2013 U.S. Air Force - Tom Fulton

#91-2013 U.S. Air Force – Tom Fulton

Tied by: Tom Fulton
Originated by: Tom Fulton

U.S. Air Force Hairwing Streamer Recipe

Hook: Mustad Chestertown 3300 #7
Thread: White 6/0 flat waxed
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant 1 red and 1 gold body feather
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body: Dark blue rayon thread
Rib: Silver oval tinsel, black floss and silver flat tinsel
Belly: Peacock herl from eye stick
Throat: Peacock breast feather
Wing: White polar bear
Shoulder: Golden pheasant neck feather and gold body feather
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Horns: Macaw
Head: Black

US Air Force – Official Colors are Blue, Black, and Sliver

Notes: This is the last streamer in Tom’s series created to honor the brave members of the United States military. For the project, Tom had created hairwing versions of all of his patterns that were originally tied as featherwing flies. The official blue, black and silver Air Force colors dominate Tom’s design with igneous red and gold pheasant feathers placed to give the illusion of flight.

“We owe our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines a debt of gratitude, and I thank you all for your service.”

-Tom Fulton

Tom Fulton Tom Fulton – I’m from northern California and am a self taught fly fisher and tier. I’ve fished all over the western U.S. I have a real love for small mountain streams, but cut my teeth on the wild trout of the lower Sacramento River.
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1 Response to #91-2013 – U.S. Air Force by Tom Fulton

  1. Kelly L says:

    Tom, this one is definitely a winner. I love the colors, and all it stands for. You stepped up to meet the challenge here, no doubt about it!

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