I thought a tutorial of a newer streamer pattern I have found to be effective would be kinda cool to share. This pattern is primarily used for migratory species, but if it is tied in smaller sizes with different colors variation/use of flash it is effective on resident Trout as well. It can be fished in a variety of different ways, my best results have been while swing/actively slow stripping this pattern. It is designed to target aggressive fish in water temps in the 40-55 degree range. The liberal use of flash on this pattern grabs attention from fish that are a long distance away- I have found this pattern to work well in varying water clarity conditions, although clear water has been the most productive. This pattern was inspired by the patterns of friend & fellow river guide Kevin Feenstra. This is a extremely easy fly to tie, a nice choice for beginner fly tiers! Due to the heavy use of bright/flash materials in this fly, I chose the appropriate name "The Flashdancer" for this streamer.
Materials needed to tie this pattern-
Hook-Size 2 TMC 9395 or suitable high quality 2x heavy streamer hook
Size Medium Lead Eyes
Chartreuse Large Cactus Chenille
Flour. Pink Ice Dub
Silver Holographic Polar Chenille
Gun Metal Flashabou
Uni-thread black Big Fly thread
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