Posted by nwflytyer on March 22, 2015
From Fly Tyer magazine, Winter 2014. Sharon E. Wright’s new book on featherwing streamers is profiled, which includes a few of my original streamers.
Sharon has a nice blog at sharonewright.com Check out her book Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers, available at your favorite fly shop or bookseller.
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Posted by nwflytyer on March 14, 2012
KEN SAWADA FLY PATTERN BOOK.
Oh, this is good! There are many patterns here, complete with pictures and recipes. Dries, wets, tube flies, etc.
I am especially intrigued with the Classic Salmon Flies section at the bottom of the page. The flies of Blacker, Francis Francis, Kelson, etc al. Photos, recipes, wow!
Take a look and bookmark this site!
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Posted by nwflytyer on May 7, 2011
Here is an original Rangeley style streamer, tied on another of the Mustad-Chestertown 3298 sleek hooks.
I have modified the hook slightly: I removed the offset by putting the hook in an old vise and bending it into position. I then ground the tip slightly to give it a slight taper and make it easier to apply my gut loop. Perhaps you can spot the difference between an original and one of my modifieds:
Mustad-Chestertowns No 3298, original and modified
I think these hooks lend themselves very well to featherwing streamer designs, and I plan to tie some for both display and fishing use this season.
Summer’s Fire Recipe:
Tag & Rib: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Hot Orange silk
Belly: Yellow bucktail, white bucktail, short golden pheasant crest. Orange schlappen fibers as throat
Underwing: Peacock herl, covered with long golden pheasant crest
Wing: Two hot orange hackles covered with two black hackles
Shoulder: Red golden pheasant breast feather
Cheek: Jungle cock
Front throat: Black schlappen
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