Published May 19. 2017 - 6 months ago

Orange Trim

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A simple hair winged streamer

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Streamer
Difficulty: 
Very easy
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread close to the eye, leaving space for the wing.
  2. Tie in the rib.
  3. Cover the rib in touching turns all the way to the hook bend.
  4. Return the thread in touching turns.
  5. Smooth the thread wraps using the soft backside of your scissors.
  6. Tie in the tinsel.
  7. Wrap in touching turns to the hook bend and back.
  8. Tie down the tinsel and trim.
  9. Wrap the rib in 4-5 open turns, preferably ending under the hook shank.
  10. Tie down the rib and trim.
  11. Tie in a false hackle under the hook shank.
  12. Prepare a small bunch of squirrel. Remove stray hairs and stack if you want.
  13. Measure the wing. 1½ shank length is suitable.
  14. Trim the butts.
  15. Tie down the wing on top of the shank. Make sure it doesn't spread or slide on the hook shank.
  16. Secure it with some very tight turns, optionally adding some varnish or glue.
  17. Form a head.
  18. Whip finish and trim thread.
  19. Varnish the head.
Materials: 
Hook
Ahrex NS115 Deep Sea Streamer #4
Thread
Black 6/0
Rib
Veevus Stomach Thread, orange
Throat hackle
Orange hen
Wing
Squirrel tail, natural or dyed brown
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