Category: Streamers

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Fly Tying the Primitive Chicken Streamer – Ringneck Pheasant Fly Patterns

Created by Daryl Allen of Pennsylvania, the Primitive Chicken streamer is a marabou wing streamer tied in the classic feather-wing style. Hook: 5x-6x long streamerThread:…

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The Catskill Bucktail – Fly Tying Mike Valla’s Classic Streamer Series

An elegant easy-to-tie bucktail streamer from Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box.” The Catskill only needs three materials: silver tinsel, bucktail and peacock herl. Hook:…

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The Hoag Favorite – Fly Tying Mike Valla’s Classic Streamer Series

From Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box,” the Hoag Favorite is an elegant feather-wing streamer that can be a great fish-catcher in any water where…

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Otto’s Dragon – Fly Tying a Hairwing Streamer

Designed in September 2020, and named for Otto Julian, Otto’s Dragon is similar to many classic hairwing streamers. This specific streamer pattern is tied with…

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Haines Lake Shiner – Fly Tying a Traditional Feather Wing Streamer

As one of the viewer-submitted flies, the Haines Lake Shiner is an original pattern created by Jim Vatter of Pennsylvania. This streamer pattern is an…

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Woolly Worm – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Flies

Originally created as a bass fly in the Ozarks, the woolly worm has been an effective trout-catching pattern since the 1950s when Don Martinez of…

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Stanley’s Grizzly – Appalachian Trout Flies

An original Great Smoky Mountain pattern created by Stanley Tuttle of Lenoir, NC, this year-round fly can be fished as a streamer or wet fly….

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Green Squirrel Badger – Fly Tying Maryland Streamers

This pattern created in 2019 has been one of my more successful streamers in the tailwaters of Maryland. The body and tail colors can be…

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The Owego Streamer – From Mike Valla’s Classic Streamer Flybox

Little is known about this feather-wing streamer from Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box.” The pattern is named after Owego Creek up near Ithaca, NY…

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The Beaverkill – From Mike Valla’s Classic Streamer Flybox

The first streamer in my series on Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box.” The Beaverkill streamer is a simple but elegant fly that can imitate…

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