I’m huge into the long irons, and no I’m not talking about about hitting a #2 down a 500 yard fairway, I’m speaking of the 4xl, 6xl, 8xl and even the 10xl streamers I love to tie. Chris Del Plato , an authority on the subject and one of the most respected tyers of streamers, has put together a great spot for streamer buffs. You can visit the site at http://streamerlist.ning.com/ and it features a forum, profile pages, image galleries, a chat room and more. The site has garnered the attention of some great tyers and there is a ton of eye candy already uploaded. See you there.
I’m sitting at my desk, just back from a good morning of fishing tiny #22 gnats and caddis, so it only seems logical to present something I could actually see in the water. I have a poster from The Complete Sportsman showing some 100+ Rangeley styled streamers, many of them tied by Mike Martinek and wanted to share this one today. Mike Martinek is one of the best known tyers of the style today and has helped to elevate this style into the mainstream. If you want to read up on Mike, see Bob Petti’s article – here.
The streamer below was tied up by another famous name in streamer circles, Chris Del Plato.
Hook: Martinek 8xl Thread: Black 6/0 Tag: Flat Silver Tinsel Body: Red/scarlet Floss Ribbing: Flat Silver Tinsel Belly: Red Buck tail Throat: Golden Pheasant Crest and Red Schlappen Underwing: Peacock Herl and a long Golden Pheasant Crest Wing: Red Hackle two per side with one slate gray hackle outside 2/3 as long Shoulder: Silver Pheasant Cheek: Jungle Cock