Drunk Drea - Streamer Pattern

Hold ON... Shhhhhhhh.  Lemme Tell You Something

If you haven't caught on yet, I have been naming flies after my coworkers that I used to work with in HR.  The Squatchy B, the Slick Willie, and now the Drunk Drea.  (Still one more to go.)  This fly was created because I wanted a slim single hooked fly that I could fish on a double streamer rig.  I had also been playing a lot with the Loon D-Loop Tweezers, so the creative juices were flowing at 5,000 CFS.  Before I get too far into this, I need to give the OPST guys a shout specifically Jerry French for posting great videos on how to build a composite loop!  Such a cool way to build flies.  

This fly was just a freestyle with a bunch of colors of junk in a loop, but then I fished it (See fishing video below) and realized that it has special powers with the fish.  It goes really really slim when it's stripped, but it opens up on the pause, giving it a ton of movement that the fish can't handle.  It's tied in a ginger format in the video, but I have also messed with olive and burnt orange, black and purple, and black and brown.  You can customize the bug very easily, and the best part is that it holds up extremely well even with the toothiest of trout! Happy Tying.


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Hook: TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 4 - 25 Pack
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Hopper Yellow
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/16" (4.6mm)
Tail 1 / Collar: MFC Mini Barred Marabou - Gray/Barred Brown
Tail 2 / Collar: MFC Mini Barred Marabou - Tan/Barred Black
Body / Collar: Ripple Ice Dub - Gold
Collar 2: Ripple Ice Dub - Mother of Pearl
Flash: Polar Flash - 2010 - Gold
Alternate Hook: Daiichi 1750 - Straight Eye Streamer Hook - 4
Alternate Hook: TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 4
Alternate Hook: Daiichi 2220 - 4X Long Streamer Hook - 4
Alternate Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - Tan
Alternate Marabou: MFC Fine Barred Marabou - Gray/Barred Brown
Alternate Marabou: MFC Fine Barred Marabou - Tan/Barred Black

Other tools from the tutorial:
Loon D-Loop Tweezer
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
C&F Design Tying Comb
Stonfo Elite Stainless Steel Bodkin
Loon Ergo Bodkin
Fiskars 5" Micro-Tip Scissors
Magnetic Fly Tying Pad - Fly Tying with Uncle Cheech Logo