Teal Blue & Black Streamer Fly Pattern
Hook: Mustad R79 #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Black floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Silver Dr. blue then black schlappen fibers
Under-wing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: 2 Silver Dr. blue hackles flanked by black hackle
Shoulder: Teal flank
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: I have always been a fan of dark flies with black and blue predominately. Perhaps it is the dissimilarity it presents from the usual earthy tomes of green and brown I like to fish. This strikingly coloured streamer was inspired by Tuomas’ addiction to fishing black and blue flies. The teal shoulder is a nice fit and pulls from the classic wet flies Teal & Black and Teal, Blue & Silver threads. This streamer will be most at home in Tuomas’ Scandinavian home waters, but should fair equally as well on the North American side of the pond.
Tuomas Iso-Ahola – I was born in Kalmari (Saarijärvi, Finland) 1983. My fishing history began when I was four years old. My father took me with him to fish with a hook and worm. In 2005 I started to fly fish and was instantly ”hooked”. Fly fishing is my lifestyle and my favorite places to fish are the rivers.
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