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The Banger

I’ve been gearing up to go chase Musky, Gar and pike, so I’ve been on the prowl for some BAF for snot rockets and tigers. I found a wealth of knowledge and patterns over at Simon Graham’s site Pike Fly Fishing Articles. This pattern really caught my eye, and I have some plans to add a Fish Skull to this little fly. I’d love to post it, but I think this one will best be saved for my next article in Fly Fusion Magazine. I think this would be a killer fly in black as well for the pike I’ve been targeting.



Ned's Delight – Alan Grombacher

I have always admired Al’s streamers and this is the first time I have actually tied one. I found this pattern in the book “A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns” by Bob Jones and Paul Marriner. The book includes a few of Al’s streamers as well as some 1600 other flies, a must have for any fly tyers library. The red wing on the pattern reminds me a bit of Al’s Maligne Laker, a killer in Jasper’s trophy brookie lakes.

Ned's Delight - Alan Grombacher
Ned's Delight - Alan Grombacher
    Ned’s Delight

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: White
Tag: Silver Mylar tinsel
Rib: Silver Mylar tinsel
Body: Olive silk
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Red grizzly hackle (4) 2 each side
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: black thread