There have been a few lots of Wendell Folkins streamers posted up on Ebay over the past couple months, and this latest one is the largest. I believe this is from Paul Schmookler’s (Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials,Forgotten Flies)collection, and I would recommend bookmarking the doubleleopard account to see what other goodies are posted. there have been a number of great items posted on the account over the past month or so.
the streamer in this lot include Allies Favorite, Blue Devil, Col. Bates, Don’s Delight, General MacArthur, Golden Witch, Green Beauty, Green Hornet, Gray Ghost, Gray Hound, Morning Glory, Pink Lady, Red Streak, Shang’s Favorite, Shang’s Special, Silver Doctor and Wizard.
Here is an interesting streamer hook I found a couple years back. I’ve never seen it up for auction again or have seen any reference to it elsewhere. I managed to get about a dozen of each size and may put together a few sample packs (1 hook each size) for anyone wanting to make a donation to the project. Let me know if something like that would interest you, and I may consider doing the same for some of the other hooks I have available.
I’ve been busy tying a few more streamers (hopefully you’ll really like these) and researching some of the classics that will be included in the project. Just a quick snap of some of my research material. Just 4 months to go until the streamers start… well flying!
I don’t see too many tutorials or step by step articles on how to properly tie up Carrie Stevens patterns. I did however find this wonderful photo tutorial by Eric Austin on tying the White Ghost (Thanks for not doing the Gray Ghost) using the pre-assembled wing technique. So while we wait for the start of the Streamers365 to begin, hopefully this can be a bit of a distraction and inspire a few to tie a few classics.
Tag: Flat silver tinsel Body: Orange floss Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel Underbelly: Four to six strands of peacock herl, then white bucktail Throat: White hackle fibers then a golden pheasant crest Wing: A golden pheasant crest; Four white hackles Shoulders: Silver pheasant body feather Cheeks: Jungle cock Head: Black with an orange band
A cool little collection of Wendell Folkins streamers. Includes – Green Hornet, Pink Lady, Golden Witch, Red Streak, Grey Ghost, Shang’s Special, Allie’s Favorite, Green Beauty, Silver Doctor and one I can’t identify.
Just uploaded these 2 to the hook archive. The newer R79 is a bit shorter, with a thicker wire and micro barb. It’s a much nicer hook to tie on than the older 94720, which feels like tying on overcooked spaghetti.
So, I’ve been playing around a bit witht eh iPhone Instagram app. Luckily I have some fun subjects to shoot. Just in today was a nice little package of streamers from Don Bastian, and an other from Alan Grombacher.
I’ve just completed another set of hooks. You can now see the Daiichi 2370 (Dick Talleur), Mustad L87, Mustad 9575 and Talon ST400 on the hook reference page. Lots more to come including a nice selection of Allcock, Sealey and Willis hooks.