The colors are hard to decern from the picture, but that is my guess. The variation is caused by the addition of the tail, but a little orange is always likely to entice a brookie or two. It is these two flys, and watching Nick tie them in his kitchen, that caused me to start tying flies. I've not got it down pat. If these flys came from a Maine Fly Box, i'd definately put my money on the olive or bronze heron. Every now and then someone comes along with a post explaining the history of a tier or pattern like this. I am glad that post hit the spot.
Streamers / Bucktails
Pin on fly fishing
Excellent streamer, MD's - tied some of these a few years ago Oh and love cast iron cooking too. Cast iron cooking is awesome. Hi alan, Peacock herl, in my view, is a trout magnet. Tie up a peacock herl body and combine it with anything, at all, that looks good to you and I guarantee it will catch trout. MD may fish for a hellgramite. John Dornik Thanks John your spot on about peacock.
I've had a number of discussions with anglers from various parts of the world online and in person regarding streamers, their effectiveness in their home waters, and favorite local patterns. One style of streamer that is very effective here in Maine in the smaller casting sizes, is the flatwing streamer. The feature that defines this style, the flat wing, normally consists of a flank feather from some species of duck tied flat on top of the hook, instead of in the classic "upright" manner that the classic New England Streamer patterns specify. Some of the early New England Streamers were termed "Biplane", which are essentially the same tying style, though the wing material normally consisted of standard saddle hackle instead of the duck flank feather. Hubert Sanborn, of Waterville, Maine, created a classic biplane pattern called the "Nine-Three" the wing of which consisted of three medium-green hackles tied flat on top of the hook, over which were two black hackles tied in the upright style.
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