Silent Bob

Brandon Mena - November, 2016

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.

~Brandon

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 1
  • Thread: Veevus GSP - White - 150 Denier
  • Wire: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - Regular
  • Belly: Ice Dub - UV Pearl
  • Beads: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/16" (4.6mm)
  • Tail: Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips - Olive
  • Gill Pack: Ice Dub - Red
  • Gill Pack: Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap - Barred UV
  • Head: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
  • Eyes: Fluorescent Fly Eyes - Fl. Orange - 1/4" (6.3mm)
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
  • Tools Used: Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum, Double Edge Razor Blades, Fly Tyer's Z-Ment,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$6.50
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

$16.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Veevus GSP
Veevus GSP

Veevus GSP

$4.25
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Double Edge Razor Blades
Double Edge Razor Blades

Double Edge Razor Blades

$2.50
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

$7.50
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

$6.50
Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips
Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips

Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips

$12.95
Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap
Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap
Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap
Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap
Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap

Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap

$7.25
Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips
Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips

Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips

$5.99
Fluorescent Fly Eyes
Fluorescent Fly Eyes

Fluorescent Fly Eyes

$4.99
Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum
Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum

Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum

$49.99