From my last several posts you might conclude that I’ve been working on tying some different fly patterns for fly tying contests. If you did, you’d be right. And by ‘different’, I mean fly patterns that I’ve never tied before. Tying new flies is very rewarding but … time-consuming. What I have done is taken the time and ventured into a category of flies I don’t fish very often called Streamers. If you don’t know what a streamer is then here’s a nice definition I found on the web:
Streamers are big flies used to imitate small bait fish and other moving aquatic invertebrates and creatures. The majority of the time these active flies will be given additional movement by different retrieves; also known as strips.Source: https://anchorfly.com/streamer-fly-fishing/
Going clockwise from the upper left, here are the streamers I have learned how to tie and will be submitting to a few fly tying contests that are coming up:
|Fly Pattern Name||Contest Category||Creature Imitated|
|Barr’s Meat Whistle||Traditional Streamer||Sculpin minnow|
|Dahlberg’s Diver||Traditional Streamer||Baitfish|
|Muddler Minnow||Traditional Streamer||Sculpin minnow|
|Big Eyed Sempermouse||Articulating Streamer||Swimming mouse|
For the complete details of how these flies are tied, please scroll through the following stack of Fly Tying Cards or optionally download the PDF.
If you’re interested in tying some of these ”different” flies, hopefully these Fly Tying Cards will save you some time so you can get right to it.