Blue Knight Streamer Fly Recipe
Hook: Mustad L-87-3665A #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Tip: Silver braid
Tag: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Ostrich herl
Body: Silver braid
Throat: Blue schlappen fibers
Wing: Turquoise blue squirrel and blue schlappen
Shoulder: Yellow hen saddle and red macaw breast
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This is a brilliantly azure winged streamer with was highlights. He tied the streamer for fishing in bright conditions or when instincts suggest a gaudy looking attractor. This would also be a beautiful streamer tied up as a feathering streamer.
Jim Bennett – I live in Glasgow Scotland where I was born and grew up.I started fishing in my local canal for perch and roach when I was about 12, forty years ago. I started fly tying at about 14 after I watched a program on TV. I first tied without a vice as I could not afford one. My flies were quite crude to say the least and I can remember the first trout I caught on a small black dry fly. I could not believe it had actually taken my fly. That fish was only about 8 inches, but remains the best fish I have ever caught.
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