Rocky Mountain Tadpole Tied by Darren MacEachern

Darren ties the Rocky Mountain Tadpole during a live Youtube tying demo. Below are some shortcut links to various parts of the fly if you want to skip ahead. The video is on the long side at 50 minutes, but covers the assembly of the Rangeley / Stevens style fly from start to finish. The fly is not as fully dressed as a Gray Ghost, but includes many of the steps required to tie Carrie Stevens fly patterns including the assembly of the streamer wing separate from the fly.

Start of the fly: https://youtu.be/6RZ1QH2IESo?t=5m33s
Tying in the belly: https://youtu.be/6RZ1QH2IESo?t=21m02s
Constructing the wing: https://youtu.be/6RZ1QH2IESo?t=24m26s
Tying on the wing: https://youtu.be/6RZ1QH2IESo?t=42m35s
Finishing the head: https://youtu.be/6RZ1QH2IESo?t=44m25s

#298 – Rocky Mountain Tadpole (2012)

Rocky Mountain Tadpole Streamer Recipe

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #1 10xl
Thread: White flat waxed nylon
Tag: Gold embossed tinsel
Body: Olive floss
Ribbing: Gold embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle fibers followed by grizzly olive hackle fibers
Wing: 2 orange hackles flanked by olive grizzly hackle
Shoulder: Reeves pheasant body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

#298 Rocky Mountain Tadpole - Darren MacEachern

#298 Rocky Mountain Tadpole – Darren MacEachern

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2 Comments

  1. Armando says:

    Wow, thats really interesting..

  2. Jim Bennett says:

    Very nice Darren.

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