Copper Green Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Mustad #2 8xl R79-94720
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Copper flat tinsel
Belly: Yellow bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Green hackle flanked by brown hackle
Shoulder: Ringneck pheasant back
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Cameron has created a series of original designs based on and inspired by the works of Carrie Stevens which include this streamer and his Antique streamer. The Copper / Green has been crafted to mimic the colors of bait fish that can be found in and around the Great Lakes where Cameron often chooses to wet a line. The pheasant cheek creates a nice fat target for predators, and the fly has been successful swinging in some of Ontario’s fast flowing waters.
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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