Recently we had a request from a gentleman to tie a streamer that incorporates all the great new materials used on tube flies onto a standard hook pattern. He also wanted the pattern version to be used for Small Mouth Bass in the Lake Erie Region. Well here is a streamer that uses Arctic fox and Finn Raccoon fur. This fly breathes, moves, and comes alive when you add water. Tight Lines!
Step#1: Attach 6/0 olive thread to a Mustad #2 heavy wet nymph Hook.
Step#2: Attach a generous clump of White Finn Raccoon Fur, and 6 strands of Emerald Pearl Flash-A-Bou.
Step#3: Attach a generous clump of Chartreuse Arctic Fox Tail over the Finn Raccoon. Make sure fox tail fur covers 360 degrees around hook.
Step#4: Palmer on a full Gadwell or Mallard feather and secure.
Step#5: Center tie in a small clump of Senyo's Gray Laser Dubbing and fold material over itself.
Step#6: Rotate pattern 180 degrees and tie in silver small dumb bell eyes. Secure with a drop of super glue or Zap-A-Gap.
Step#7: Center tie a sparse amount of gray laser dubbing in front of the eyes.
Step#8: Rotate the pattern back up right and center tie on a sparse clump of chartreuse laser dubbing.
Final: Finish pattern by building a small thread head, whip finish, and cement if needed. Paint on the streamers gills with a Sharpie red marker.
Even know this pattern is listed for Small mouth Bass this pattern also serves well for Steelhead, Trout, salmon, and large Mouth Bass.