Trout Fin Streamer Set from Bates book Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing
Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:10 AM
Anyways, further reading enlightened me to the fact that the harlequin streamer is actually a member of the trout fin series, described later in the book.
So, I got to tying them
Hooks are Allen S401 size 6 (6xl) the shortest hooks i had for streamers.
Bates describes the trout fins as being either red or orange in primary makeup, with the red more prominent in Canada for "red trout" - Brookies i'm sure with more enhanced color, north of the border. The orange rather than badger tied down (as for the harlequin and Red Trout fin) has red throat.
He also mentions some variaitions on them, with JC cheek, (which are usually omitted), the option of a tag of gold tinsel, and also that gold tinsel can be subbed for the rib too.
FInally there is another variant described where by the tail is GP crest, pointing up, with yellow floss tag and gallina throat, everything else the same as the orange version.
The harleqin is white black and blue wing, everything else as the trout fin.
Had a small riker so i put them in it when they were done. From the top , Red Trout Fin, Orange Trout Fin, Orange Variant, Harlequin
Also included some the trout fin wet flies I tied recently
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:54 AM
They are riker boxes.
I do sell sets, shoot me a pm if you are interested in one.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:32 PM
Is he still tying?
Don't know; I got them a few years ago. His site is still up.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:48 AM
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