Olive Wood Duck Darter Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Mustad #2 6xl
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: 2 matching slips of barred wood duck
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Wood duck flank
Collar: Olive hackle
Cameron’s Olive Wood Duck Darter streamer follows a tradition of flatwing style streamers. Patterns such as Mike Martinek’s Orange Darter, the Canadian Killer, Branchu and the Wood Special all share the distinctive wood duck flank wing tied in flat and is the source of Cameron’s inspiration for the design. The colors were selected to provide a more imitative color scheme to mimic baitfish found in Ontario’s Georgian Bay waters. His instincts were proven correct with the local smallmouth bass, and no doubt that the streamer would find success in other waters with trout and panfish.
Cameron Sangster – I was 9 years old and my grandfather was an avid Atlantic salmon and brook trout fly fisherman. He would take yearly trips to the Gaspe region of Quebec to fish the Matapedia and other rivers. I was introduced to fly fishing by him and my father at a private fishing club they belonged to. One time before one of his salmon trips my grandfather placed some used salmon flies on the table. He asked me to tie them as close as possible to the original. From then on, after taking a few lessons, I have been tying off and on for 35 yrs.
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