Indian Puddle Streamer an Ed Bendl and Mike Martinek Pattern

Partridge CS17-7X #2 or 4 Heritage Streamer Hook

Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Red, golden pheasant body feathers
Body: Flat copper tinsel Rib: Copper wire
Belly: Orange bucktail
Underwing: Yellow bucktail
Wings: 2 hot lavender hackles flanked by 2 hot magenta hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant breast feather
Cheeks: Jungle cock nail Head: Black

Indian Puddle Streamer an Ed Bendl and Mike Martinek Pattern

The Indian Puddle Streamer fly was originated by Ed Bendl as a bucktail fly and Mike Martinek worked it into a featherwing as it is tied here. I used Ewing Scott Biron Signature Feathers on this and this pattern works well for both or salmon and trout in waters everywhere.

Scott A. Biron

Scott A Biron

Scott Biron cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams north of Route 26 in NH and his favorite the Androscoggin River. Scott is an active fly tying instructor for NH Fish & Game and is popular tying and instructing in national, international and regional shows. He was awarded a 2017 NH Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant and studied fly tying including Traditional New England Streamer patterns and progressed to Classic Salmon Flies. Since then he has become a Master Artist in the Traditional Arts Program. He had an apprentice working under him during 2021.  Scott has a strong interest in historical NH fly tyers and their lost patterns and has published, researched, instructed as well as demonstrated many of these lost NH fly patterns. He enjoys instructing individuals of all ages in the art of fly tying and is known for including the history of these tyers and their flies in his instruction. Scott is considered an expert on large group instruction and offers dozens of classes year round. Each year he is an volunteer instructor at NH Fish & Game's Camp Barry's Fish Camp where he instructs over 50 campers in fly tying and fly fishing. Scott is a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, an Ambassador for the American Museum of Fly Fishing.  He is a regular contributor to the Fly Dressers Guild Journal and the NH Wildlife Journal.  Scott is on the Partridge of Redditch, Sprite Hooks, Cortland, Riversmith and Ewing Feather Birds Pro Teams.  He is on the Ambassador Pro Team for HMH Vises. Ewing has come out with a signature series line of feathers under Scott’s name. 

New London, New Hampshire USA

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