Published Jan 15. 1999 - 17 years ago

Our kids streamers

The inspiration for this feature was the birth of the author's granddaughter, Caitlin Nicole, and collectively members of the Streamer List began to formulate and describe the uniqueness of their own children and grandchildren. It was proposed that list member's design a streamer unique to their individual child or grandchild and that was most depictive of the individual child's personality.


The inspiration for this feature was the birth of my granddaughter, Caitlin Nicole, and collectively members of the Streamer List began to formulate and describe the uniqueness of their own children and grandchildren. It was proposed that list member's design a streamer unique to their individual child or grandchild and that was most depictive of the individual child's personality. The following creative streamer patterns are the first installation to this feature.

The Children's Streamer patterns that have been contributed will be shadow box mounted and available for auction, with the proceeds going to a children's charity.

Stan Jakubaszek


Morgan's Fancy

Submitted By Al Petrucci

Morgan's Fancy Image

HOOK Streamer
TAG & RIB Flat Silver Tinsel
BODY Red Uni-Floss
BELLY White bucktail (calftail) then red bucktail (calftail) 1/2 as long as the white, then 4 strands of peacock herl
WING 4 strands of krystal flash, then 2 orange saddle hackles flanked by 2 black saddle hackles.
THROAT Scarlet-Red Schlappen
CHEEK Jungle Cock 
COMMENT Named for our granddaughter born Morgan Emond, December 12th, 2000.

Lady Beth

Roger Whitcomb

LADY BETH Image

HOOK Mustad # 94720 size 4
TAG Gold tinsel
TAIL Golden Pheasant tippets covered by blue hackle fibers
BUTT Black ostrich herl
BODY Golden yellow floss 3/4's of body with red floss 1/4, over white floss.
RIB Gold tinsel
WING Under wing of white bucktail under blue crystal flash under peacock herl covered by 2 golden badger hackles flanked by 2 white badger hackles. Wing assembled in Rangeley style.
THROAT White bucktail under yellow polar bear faced with blue hackle fibers.
SHOULDER Golden Pheasant Tippets
CHEEK Jungle cock body feather w/ underdeveloped eye.
HEAD Black
COMMENTS Gold tinsel

Kristin Hurricane!

Roger Whitcomb

KRISTIN HURRICANE! Image

HOOK Mustad # 94720 size 4
TAG Copper tinsel
BUTT Reddish brown ostrich herl
BODY Claret floss
RIB Copper tinsel
WING Yellow and white polar bear under two bright red hackles flanked by bright orange hackles. Wings assembled in the Rangeley style.
TOPPING Golden Pheasant crest
THROAT White under yellow polar bear
SHOULDER Lemon woodduck
CHEEK Mallard flank married to black & white barred woodduck covered by jungle cock
HORNS Blue & yellow macaw
HEAD Copper tinsel
COMMENTS Named for my oldest daughter Kristin. "Kristin Hurricane!!" is a name given to her by her friends. Likewise, the cheeks and horns in this pattern are not normally associated with streamers,however, "Kristin Hurricane !!" requires anything that can be added!

Cains RIver Devin's Demon

Submitted by Roger Whitcomb

CAINS RIVER DEVIN'S DEMON Image

HOOK Mustad # 38941 size 4 3X sproat
TAG Silver Tinsel
TAIL Pearlescent crystal flash
BODY Fine pearlescent Kreinik metallic braid
WING 4-5 strands of pearlescent crystal flash under two bright orange hackles flanked by two light orange hackles
HACKLE 3-4 turns of doubled bright orange hackle, faced with 2-3 turns of doubled yellow hackle
CHEEKS Large Jungle Cock
HEAD Red
COMMENTS Named for our granddaughter Devin who is fou

Toshi

Submitted by Roger Whitcomb

TOSHI Image

HOOK Mustad # 94720 size 2
TAG Red thread
TAIL Pearlescent body material flared
BUTT Red Thread
BODY Pearlescent body tubing material over white floss
WING Red marabou-length of body flanked by two webby grizzly hackles
THROAT Body material pulled under and back and unraveled, covered by dark red calf tail-same length
HEAD Red with painted eyes
COMMENTS Named for my stepson, Scott, who was referred to as "Toshi" by his little sisters trying to say "Scotty". Very effective for Rainbows and Lake Trout

The Red Rick

Submitted By Lindsey Grandison

THE RED RICK Image

THREAD Black
BODY Flat silver tinsel
RIB Oval silver tinsel, counter-wrapped
BELLY White bucktail
UNDERWING White or Orange bucktail
WING Two red hackles each side
SHOULDER White hackle with a black tip
CHEEK Jungle Cock 
TOPPING Peacock herl
COMMENT The name of this fly is taken from my son's email account. Both of my sons had bright red hair while growing up. The color seems to characterize their restless nature.

New Angel

Submitted by Stan Jakubaszek

NEW ANGEL Image
For Jodie Nicole remembered

HOOK Martinek 8x size 2
TAG silver holographic tinsel
TAIL fl. orange GP crest
BUTT white ostrich
BODY bright yellow floss
RIB embossed copper tinsel
BELLY hot orange bucktail w/ gold angel hair with chartreuse and gold GP
UNDERWING gold krystal flash
WING 4 white saddle hackles
SHOULDER orange GP body feather
THROAT Amherst tippet died yellow
TOPPING silver holographic tinsel
HEAD white

Delightful Cascade

Submitted by Stan Jakubaszek

DELIGHTFUL CASCADE Image
For Joy Lynn

HOOK CS15 size 2
TAG copper tinsel
TAIL chartreuse GP
BUTT peacock herl
BODY bright green floss
RIB copper tinsel
UNDERBELLY dark blue bucktail w/ silver angel hair w/ white bucktail over
BELLY GP crest
THROAT Amherst tippet died purple
UNDERWING pearl krystal flash
WING kingfisher blue,chartreuse hackle w/ silver badger over
SHOULDER copper tinsel
TOPPING 2 GP crest chartreuse
HEAD blue/grey metallic

Caitlin's Morning

Submitted by Stan Jakubaszek

CAITLIN'S MORNING Image
For Caitlin Nicole

HOOK CS-15 size 1
TAG embossed copper tinsel
TAIL chartreuse and hot orange GP crest
BUTT hot pink ostrich
BODY bright pink floss
RIB flat silver tinsel
UNDERBELLY pink bucktail
BELLY red GP crest long w/ gold GP crest over
WING purple, doctor blue,hot pink to inside tail tip
TOPPING chartreuse GP crest to tail w/ hot orange GP crest over
SHOULDER red GP body feather
THROAT embossed copper tinsel
CHEEKS jungle cock
HEAD pale orange
COMMENT Created for Caitlin Nicole Grow, who came to us on November 15, 1998 at 4:27 AM.

Erin Rose

Submitted By Bob Petti

ERIN ROSE Image

HOOK Partridge CS15, Size 2
THREAD Black
RIB Flat Silver Mylar Tinsel
BODY White Uni-Stretch Nylon Floss
BELLY White Bucktail extending to hook bend
THROAT White Schlappen
UNDERWING Pearl Krystalflash and Peacock Herl
WING Hot Pink saddle hackle flanked by medium gray saddle hackle
SHOULDER Teal
CHEEK Jungle Cock 
COMMENT The choice of pink and white colors were pretty obvious for a pattern named after my little girl (a tad over two-years-old now), but I threw in the gray to add a touch of fishability to the fly.

Three sisters streamer

Submitted By Chris DelPlato

THREE SISTERS STREAMER Image

HOOK Partridge CS15, Size 2
THREAD Black Uni 8/0
BODY Pearlescent Mylar Tubing
TAIL Peacock Sword
WING Purple Marabou on top of Pink Marabou, both covered by 2 Light Blue Saddle Hackles
TOPPING(BACK) Peacock Herl
BELLY White Bucktail
THROAT Red Hackle
SHOULDER Silver Pheasant
CHEEK Jungle Cock
Comments About This Pattern From Chris:

The task at hand was to design a streamer that had some significance with respect to our children.
This was my approach....

Information Gathering:
I first asked ‘my three girls’ (Allison - 9 yrs., Haley - 6, and Lauren - 3) what their favorite colors were. Their responses - purple, pink and blue, respectively.
"Perfect for a ‘smeltish’ flair", I thought. I then looked up their birthstones. They are opal, pearl and emerald.

Creation Process:
Armed with that information, I applied it to my streamer design. Starting with the body, I used some pearlescent mylar tubing with a white floss underbody to represent both the opal and pearl birthstones. A peacock sword tail would take care of the emerald. Leaning toward a smelt look, I added a white bucktail belly (which can also signify white pearl) and a red hackle throat. On to the wing...

Using marabou for the pinkand purple seemed 'girlish' to me - the purple on top of the pink. I needed to include the youngest one's favorite color - blue. This
child is just a bit less girlish, and a tad tougher, than the other two. That meant hackle, as opposed to the soft & fluffy marabou. Light blue saddles were added over the marabou to 'shroud' it, in effect. I then added peacock herl topping, again in the ‘smelt tradition’ (also having emerald tones). Lastly, I slapped on a silver pheasant & jungle cock shoulder/cheek assembly (bowing to tradition) and
finished off the head. And there you have it!
By Chris Del Plato  (Jan.’99)


Matt's Marvel

Submitted By Doug Saball

MATT'S MARVEL Image

THREAD Black
TAIL Golden Pheasant crest feather pointing upward.
BUTT Peacock Herl
BODY Orange floss
RIB Medium gold tinsel and palmered yellow hackle
THROAT Orange hackle beard style.
WING 2 Badger hackles flanked by 2 pink hackles.
SHOULDERS Golden pheasant tippets.
CHEEKS Jungle Cock
Doug's Comments On this pattern

Matt's Marvel:
This pattern was designed after Matthew Saball, my second son. Matt has a very integrated personality. This was the motive to make a more advanced pattern. This pattern could also be made for Atlantic Salmon as well as a streamer pattern. One of Matt's favorite colors is pink, thus the wing. He also likes the golden pheasant as a bird so I used some feather from this bird.

This is definitely a morning pattern. I found that tying it took extra concentration and a steady hand. For me this means in the morning or before 2:00 PM.

The hard parts of this pattern is the ribbing and the shoulders. The ribbing is easier if you have a rotary vice. A steady tension on the tinsel at 45 degrees will allow an even spacing of the tinsel. After the tinsel is attached I do the same with the yellow hackle trying not to cross the tinsel. The golden pheasant tippet shoulders are easy to separate due to the yellow hackle ribbing fibers that protrude from the body. To alleviate this problem it may be necessary to trim the hackle near the head.


Peter's Blue Peacock

Submitted By Doug Saball

PETER'S BLUE PEACOCK Image

THREAD Black
HEAD Peacock Herl
TAIL Red quill
BODY Flat Silver Tinsel
RIB Oval Silver Tinsel
THROAT White buck tail next to body extended to hook bend then grizzly hackle beard style.
WING 2 Grizzly hackles flanked by 2 No. 2 blue peacock hackles, topped by 5 peacock sword hearls pointing down over the back end of the wing.
Doug's Comments On this pattern

Peter's Blue Peacock:
This fly was designed after Peter Saball who is my youngest son. Thus the motive for the blue wing. Peter also likes peafowl as birds and has a peacock feather collection.

Tying this pattern is typical of streamers. The hardest part is to have the peacock sword hearls encompass the wing.


Jonathan's Biplane Warrior

Submitted By Doug Saball

JONATHAN'S BIPLANE WARRIOR Image

THREAD Black
BODY Rear half black floss, middle 1/4 orange floss, front 1/4 red floss.
RIB Flat Silver Tinsel
1ST WING 1 yellow hackle under 1 red hackle tied biplane next to body flanked by one peacock hearl on each side.
2ND WING 2 Grizzly hackles flanked by 2 yellow hackles tied in the upright position.
HACKLE Grizzly hackle wrapped twice around the shank, and Red hackle wrapped twice and tied back.
Doug's Comments On this pattern

Jonathan's Biplane Warrior:
This fly named after my oldest son Jonathan Saball, is tied in the style noted to be started by Chief Needahbeh of the Penobscot Indian Nation in Maine. The biplane and upright wing is an example of the moods of teenagers, which Jonathan is one. At one time things can be flat the next up in the air. The name includes "warrior" for two reasons, Chief Needahbeh, and Jon's desire to win.

This fly is moderately difficult to tie because of the wing positions. However, I found if I used the Rangeley style and cemented the different wing segments, it was easier to tie.


New Hope

Submitted By Robert Morger

NEW HOPE Image

HOOK 15 10x long size 2
THREAD 6/0 black
TAG Red, yellow and orange monocord
BUTT peacock herl
BODY Pearl Kreinik metallic thread
RIB Silver holographic tinsel, peacock herl
THROAT Red hackle fibers from base of feather
UNDERWING White bucktail
WING Hackle white,yellow and olive grizzly stacked on top of each other then center tip from peacock eye feathers
CHEEK Tragopan body feather, olive hen feather and Tragopan eye feather
Robert's Tying Instructions For This Pattern

Sarah's Desert Sunset

  1. Start red monocord at halfway point wrap back to bend, wrap back 1/4"
    tie in peacock herl wrap back 1/8" let thread hang.

  2. Wrap peacock herl to thread and secure.
  3. Tie in red three strand metallic thread, holographic tinsel and long peacock herl, wrap thread to within 1/2" of eye let hang.
  4. Wrap metallic thread to hanging thread, secure and clip off excess.
  5. Counter wind metallic tinsel to thread and secure, follow tinsel with peacock herl so it sets right behind but does not cover tinsel secure with thread.
  6. Tie in small clump of whtie and yellow bucktail.
  7. With remaining or new piece of herl wrap a small tight section about 1/8" long secure with red monocord and make a band about 1/8" long add a couple of half hitches and clip off red thread, coat with head cement and let dry.
  8. Start 6/0 black thread and wrap in wing hackles first white, then
    red next, yellow on top of the red and finally furnace to top off wing.

  9. Tie in feathers for cheek, first guinea body feather, then pheasant
    shoulder feather and finally a single spot from a guinea feather.

  10. Form head with thread and tie off, coat head with two to three coats of head cement.

Sarah's Desert Sunset

Submitted By Robert Morger

SARAH'S DESERT SUNSET Image

HOOK CS15 10x long size 2
HEAD 6/0 black, red monocord
TAG Red monocord
TAIL chartreuse GP
BUTT peacock herl
BODY Red metallic thread 3 strand
RIB Silver holographic tinsel, peacock herl
THROAT Peacock herl and red monocord
UNDERWING White with a few strands of yellow bucktail
WING Hackle white,red, yellow and furnace stacked on top of each other
CHEEKS Guinea hen eye, ringneck pheasant shoulder feather and Guinea body feather
Robert's Tying Instructions For This Pattern

New Hope

  1. Start yellow monocord near hook point wrap back to bend, wrap back 1/8"tie in orange monocord wind forward and back 3 layers, start red monocord and repeat.
  2. Tie in peacock herl wrap back 3/8" let thread hang. Wrap peacock herl to thread and secure
  3. Tie in white Kreinik metallic thread, holographic tinsel and long peacock herl, wrap thread to within 1/2" of eye let hang.
  4. Wrap metallic thread to hanging thread, secure and clip off excess.
  5. Counter wind metallic tinsel to thread and secure, follow tinsel with peacock herl so it sets right behind but does not cover tinsel. Secure with thread.
  6. Tie in small clump of white bucktail.
  7. Start 6/0 black thread and wrap forward tie in a small clump of red fuzzy hackle fibers as a throat.
  8. Then tie in wing hackles first, olive grizzly, then yellow and finally white .
  9. Tie in feathers for cheek, first Tragopan body feather, then olivehen saddle feather and finally a small Tragopan eye feather.
  10. Tie in center section of peacock eye feather.
  11. Form head with thread and tie off, coat head with two to threecoats of head cement.

Liam's Luck

Submitted By Emmett Johnson

LIAM'S LUCK Image
Named After My Son Robert Liam

TAIL Mint Dyed Polar Bear
TAG Small Oval Silver Tinsel
BODY Fine Teal Flat Tinsel(Antique French)
RIB Silver holographic tinsel, peacock herl
THROAT White Saltwater Bucktail
UNDERWING Peacock Herl
WING 2 Black Rooster Cape Hackles Flanked By 2 Hoffman Kingfisher Blue American Rooster Cape Hackles
SHOULDER 2 Pair Silver Pheasant Feathers
CHEEKS Jungle Cock

Kelly's Return

Submitted By Emmett Johnson

KELLY'S RETURN Image
My Prodigal Daughter

TAIL Mint Dyed Polar Bear
TAG Small Oval Silver Tinsel
BODY Medium Flat Silver Tinsel(Antique French)
RIB Silver holographic tinsel, peacock herl
THROAT White Saltwater Bucktail
UNDERWING Peacock Herl
WING 2 Yellow Rooster Cape Hackles Flanked By 2 Hoffman Silver Doctor Blue Rooster Cape Hackles
SHOULDER 2 Pair Wood Duck Feathers
CHEEKS Jungle Cock

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