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.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these streamers on auction. It looks like an incredible specimen. The F.R.S. was named after Francis (Frank) Reast Smith (1873-1950) from Garden City, Long Island, New York. Good luck bidding.
I’ve just finished uploading 3 new hook to the site, a black finish Partridge CS15, Allcock 2811 6xl Limerick and the classic TMC 300. Click here to see the full library.
We are down to 5 months before the premier of the first streamer. The submissions are rolling in now, and I’m busy putting together the blog posts. It will be a spectacular year of streamers that will not disappoint.