Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Prettiest Thing Some Fish Has Ever Seen

With all the great streamer ties out there these days, I should just quit. Or spring for some of the correct materials. But I can't quit--I was kidding about that; and I'll get the materials the way I always have--in dribs and drabs.

Meanwhile, I tied up something while actually following a traditional recipe, more or less. It's the Royal Coachman Bucktail, but I need to add "Variant" to that name. I used red hackle fibers for the tail, and an underwing of green bucktail. And the brown hackle should perhaps be more sparse.


But, I had a good time tying it. And I'll probably find a fish somewhere, some day, that will think this is the prettiest thing he's ever seen.

6 comments:

  1. It's a brook trout magnet.
    Nice streamer

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    1. "Brook trout magnet." Nice phrase. Your brookies have inspired me to plan for some early season stops at a local lake stocked with brookies. And there's an outlet stream that I have heard can yield some nice ones by the end of the season. Thanks.

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    1. Well, it's no Rooster Baby. That's a nice tie! But thanks for your encouragement.

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  3. It looks great and I would like to try it fly fishing in Utah. Do you also have a video of the process?

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    1. No video, but it's a standard pattern. I expect you can find a video for it somewhere on the internet. I'd like to try it in Utah, too. Need to get down there for some of your great fishing.

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