Allagash Lake Streamer Fly
Partridge CS17-7X #4 Heritage Streamer Hook
Tag: Copper flat tinsel 3 turns will do
Body: Hot orange floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel (medium)
Belly: Hot orange calf tail to the bend of the hook with sparse white bucktail slightly longer than the hook below the calf tail.
Throat: White hen fibers
Underwing: 6 peacock herls
Wings: 2 hot orange Ewing hackles and 2 hot red flanked by a smokey grizzly on the outside
Shoulder: Black mallard flank
Cheeks: Jungle cock nail
This pattern is out of a Mike Martinek pattern book. The fly is not credited to him in the book. It may have been his, some else’s or one that he improved on.
Tying notes: Some say you can’t stack calf tail. Maybe it should be better stated as calf tail doesn’t stack easily. I stack the calf tail in this pattern. Use a bone comb to semi align the hair. Place the tips in first using a large stacker. Rap the base of the stacker a few times. Separate the stacker and pull the tips out. Comb the hair again and repeat the stacking process. They should be aligned fairly well at this point. Just remove any hairs that are out of line. In my opinion this pattern works well with jungle cock nails that are on the larger size.
Scott A Biron
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New London, New Hampshire USA