The Shiner Fly Pattern
Hook: Allcock Heritage BG3 #4
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Long red schlappen then shorter yellow schlappen
Under-wing: Black and yellow ostrich herl
Under-shoulder: Red schlappen then yellow schlappen
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by yellow variant hackle
Shoulder: Green pheasant
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: Bill used the colors found in the Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), hence the name The Shiner. The shoulder feather can be found on several pheasant species like the golden or Lady Amherst pheasants.
Bill Chandler – I have been tying flies since 1978. I discovered fly fishing and fly tying by watching a Canadian angling show one Saturday morning. Since then I have spent a considerable time of my life learning both the old and new techniques of tying flies. I specialize in tying the Classic styles of flies, such as Catskill Dry Flies, Rangeley style Streamers and Classic and Artistic Salmon Flies.
I am a professional tyer, but not a commercial tyer. I refer to myself as a pattern creator and developer. I am always looking for new materials and techniques to create flies for both fresh and salt water anglers.
[visit Bill’s streamer page on Streamers 365]