Silent Bob Strikes Again
So back in January of this year I was down in the Fly Tying Dungeon cranking out streamers, like usual, when old Silent Bob aka my room mate aka Josh Mena aka my little bro comes rolling in. We talked a bit about various streamer actions and this streamer was the results of that conversation. I felt it was appropriate to give Josh some credit so the pattern was named after his newly appointed nickname, given to him by Curtis. So that's the story of the name, but would it catch fish?
Fast forward a couple days and we found ourselves on some local water. After some testing, we found out this thing hunts! It's pretty obvious that wedge trimmed deer hair heads give a fly a killer action, but to me, the combination of a deer hair head and "Belly-Scratcher"weighting is really what takes the action to another level. I'm sure i'll be implementing this combo into some future patterns!
Like most patterns, this one has gone thru a few variations and started with a polar chenille gill-pack (like seen in the above trouts mouth). Since then, I have moved to using red Ice Dub and Senyo's Predator Wrap. This combo gives me the blood red flash I find successful in so many patterns and I feel it is a trigger for many fish. While this is a fairly long tie for a single hook streamer, it's a lot of fun to tie. So get yourself a Premo Deer Strip, or 14, and tie some up!
This pattern is great in other color combos aswell. Just sub out the Magnum Rabbit for another color, along with the deer hair and eyes. One of my go to color combos is: Brown Barred Ginger Magnum rabbit, Golden Brown Deer Premo Strip and Super Pearl Eyes.
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Hook: Gamakatsu B10S - 1 - 25 Pack
Thread: Veevus GSP - White - 150 Denier
Articulation Wire: Articulation Wire
Belly: Ice Dub - UV Pearl
Beads: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/16" (4.6mm)
Tail: Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips - Olive
Gill Pack pt.1: Ice Dub - Red
Gill Pack pt.2: Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap - Barred UV
Head: Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
Eyes: Fluorescent Fly Eyes - Fl. Orange - 1/4" (6.3mm)
UV Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
UV Resin Finish: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Other tools from the tutorial:
|Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool|
|Wire Flush Cutters|
|Peak Hex Hair Stacker - Magnum|
|SF Fugly Packer - Original|
|Fly Tyer's Z-Ment|
|Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise|