Below is my entry from last year’s contest on Flyangler.ca, a Carrie Stevens style streamer done up in white green and red.
Turtle Dove isn’t a staple in my materials inventory, but let’s go with something similar like a grey duck quill. Okay, we’re good to go here.
On the second day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange
Blae and Black – Click here for a step by step tutorial
Hook: Wet fly hook such as Mustad 3399 size 8-14
Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet
Body: Black Rayon Floss or Black Silk
Ribbing: Silver Oval Tinsel
Hackle: Black Cock Hackle
Wing: Natural Grey Duck quill or Mallard Primary Quill slips(matched pair)
Head: Black Thread
In my tradition of reworking the lyrics to almost any Christmas song, I figured it was time we put a fly tyer’s spin on things. As a kid, growing up in Canada, we often rewrote the “12 days of Christmas” to the “12 days of Hockey”. It went something like this, but changed every year.
12 brand new sticks
11 rolls of tape
10 minute misconduct
9 shots on net
8 body checks
7 playoff finals
6 points a game
5 Golden Pucks
4 new jerseys
3 pairs of skates
2 penalty shots
and a brand new Stanley Cup ring.
This year, you get to sing about a bunch of fly patterns. I’ll be adding a new one every day until Christmas.
On the first day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me, a Soft Hackle Partridge and Orange.
Partridge and Orange
Hooks: Wet fly.
Thread: Orange 6/0
Body: Orange floss or silk
Hackle: Grey partridge, about 2 turns.