How small can you tie a streamer and still call it a streamer? The folks on the streamers@ mailing list decided to challenge themselves to a swap of streamers no larger than a size 12. The results were move interesting.
In January of 2003, the members of the New England Streamers list were discussing Gaelic Supreme streamer hooks. Specifically their Rangely Streamer hooks and soon the topic wandered over to their mini-streamer hooks. The discussion stressed that mini-streamers were practical in that they can imitate fry patterns. One member (Deryn) mentioned the possibility of a mini-streamer swap. There was enough interest in the swap by the other members and I volunteered to host it. The criteria was simple; the swap was open for any streamers or bucktails tied on size 12 hooks or smaller. After a few delays by the participants and myself, the swapped flies were exchanged and back in the participant’s hands six months later.
- Clyde Watson
Photographs by Bob Petti
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