Tag Archives: Articulated flies

MOAL Leech Demo

I’ve seen quite a few tutorials on tying up these popular flies. Most are poorly done and make it difficult to grasp the concept. Jay Nicholas has tied up a simple version of the fly using 2 vises (It can be done using one) and a product called Tear Mender. There are lots of great little tips included for tying up this style of steelhead fly. The best tip of the clip is the suggestion to use the stainless steel hook. Check it out to see why. Nicely done.

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Parmachene Tandem Streamer

It’s been a while since I’ve tied any long streamers, but recently I picked up the small ( 7 pages) book Tandem Streamers by Bob Young. The book has a great selection of flies like the Grey Ghost, Blue Devil, Golden Witch, Supervisor and the Parmachene. These flies are simple to tie and while they are a bit more complex with the addition of the joint, they are actually easier to tie than their sing shank counterparts because of the length. A commercial tyer can complete a number of trailers before moving onto the front section, making the fly more economical to tie.

Tandem Streamers - Bob Young

Parmachene Tandem Streamer – Tied by Darren MacEachern

Use 30-40lb mono or fire wire to connect the 2 parts

Rear Section
Hook: Mustad 34007 #4
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest
Body: Yellow UNI-Yarn
Ribbing: #14 Silver Tinsel

Front Section
Hook:
Mustad 9657 #4
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Yellow UNI-Yarn
Ribbing: #14 Silver Tinsel
Beard: White Marabou under Red Marabou
Wing: 2 White Neck Hackles flanked by Red Neck Hackles
Eye: Jungle Cock Nail

Paramachene Tandem Streamer

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