Street Sweeper

Cheech -January, 2016

It's no secret that fish love to stick flashy things in their mouths. Some of my most effective patterns are almost entirely made of flash because of how the fish react to seeing such a huge wad of shiny plastic strings. The Articulated Trout Slider, and the Sparkle Minnow Variation are prime examples of flies that go above and beyond with flash... The Street Sweeper is no different. It's kind of funny Blue Halo + Street Sweeper = Rainbow how it all works out too, because I have heard countless people that use little to no flash because they learned somewhere that flash should be used in moderation. Well... I'd say that's true sometimes. Just like it's true that other times your fly should look like a Las Vegas billboard advertising an all you can eat lobster and filet mignon buffet! The Street Sweeper is the Vegas buffet of flies. I use two basic brushes on this fly, and the first one is very simple: gold and red ice dub. The second brush uses gold and red ice dub, tan craft fur, and barred UV predator wrap. the trick is to go kind of sparse with the craft fur, and cut the predator wrap fibers off the "stem" and lay them on the brush kind of sparsely. I use one entire length of predator wrap on a 15" brush. I'd recommend making up a bunch of these brushes before you start tying these. For more information on how to make a dubbing brush, and a list of tools to make great streamer brushes, click HERE.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 1/0
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 1
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - White
  • Body: Ice Dub - Gold
  • Body: Ice Dub - Red
  • Beads: 3D Articulation Beads - Red
  • Wire: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - Regular
  • Shank: Articulated Fish Spines - 15mm Shanks (24 pack)
  • Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Fire (Orange Red) - 8mm
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Tan
  • Collar: Extra Select Craft Fur - Tan
  • Collar: Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap - Barred UV
  • Marker: Chartpak Fly Tying Markers - Black
  • Marker: Chartpak Fly Tying Markers - Delta Brown (Dark Brown)
  • Resin: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
  • Tools Used: Tear Mender Waterproof Adhesive (6 oz), Cautery High Temp Finishing Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

$3.95
Extra Select Craft Fur
Extra Select Craft Fur
Extra Select Craft Fur

Extra Select Craft Fur

$4.50
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes

Fish Skull Living Eyes

$3.75
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

$17.99
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads

3D Articulation Beads

$4.50
Articulated Fish Spines
Articulated Fish Spines
Articulated Fish Spines

Articulated Fish Spines

$7.99
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

$8.50
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
Tear Mender Waterproof Adhesive (6 oz)
Tear Mender Waterproof Adhesive (6 oz)

Tear Mender Waterproof Adhesive (6 oz)

$13.50
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
Cautery High Temp Finishing Tool
Cautery High Temp Finishing Tool

Cautery High Temp Finishing Tool

$23.25