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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
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