Published Jul 30. 2001 - 15 years ago

Flatwing swap

Last spring, the members of the Streamer email list participated in a Flatwing Streamer Swap. This swap, hosted by Ron McKusick, was a very enjoyable affair and a number of innovative and productive patterns were shared amongst the swap participants.

Last spring, the members of the Streamer email list participated in a Flatwing Streamer Swap.
This swap, hosted by Ron McKusick, was a very enjoyable affair and a number of innovative and productive patterns were shared amongst the swap participants.

16 Additional flatwing patterns can be found at Raske's Flatwing Patterns feature, and a tutorial on how to tie these streamers can be found at The Flatwing Style - Step by Step.

Thanks to those who participated in this swap, and enjoy the patterns!


Blueback Golden Shiner

Ron McKusick

THREAD BLACK FOR HEAD, RED FOR TYING REAR OF BRAIDED MYLAR TUBING
BODY GOLD BRAIDED MYLAR TUBING, SECURED IN THE REAR WITH RED THREAD, WITH A SMALL PORTION OF UNRAVELLED TUBING FORMING THE TAIL.
WING BLUE PEACOCK BODY FEATHER, TIED FLAT ON TOP.

Cowee Special

Chris Leonard

HEAD BLACK
TAIL A SECTION OF RED GOOSE FEATHER, WIDE, SHORT AND POINTING UPWARD.
BODY MEDIUM FLAT GOLD TINSEL
THROAT A WIDE AND SHORT SECTION OF A RED GOOSE FEATHER, TIED ON VERTICALLY.
WING A VERY SMALL BUNCH OF YELLOW BUCKTAIL WITH A SINGLE PINTAIL FLANK FEATHER TIED FLAT ON TOP.

Flatwing Streamer

Doug Britton

HOOK SIZE 8
THREAD RED
TAIL RED MARABOU
BODY SILVER MYLAR TUBING
THROAT RED HACKLE BARBULES
WING BLUE FISH HAIR,RED FOX TAIL, GRAY MARABOU, THEN MALLARD FLANK

Joe's Smelt Variant

Emmett Johnson

HEAD CLEAR MONO
TAIL RED HACKLE BARBULES
TAG OVAL SILVER TINSEL
BODY FLAT SILVER TINSEL
RIB OVAL SILVER TINSEL
THROAT RED HACKLE BARBULES
WING PINTAIL FLANK
EYES PRISMATIC STICK-ON

Fluroescent Orange Joe's Smelt

Kelvin Hartley

THREAD FIRE ORANGE
TAIL ORANGE FUR
BODY ORANGE CHENILLE PARALLEL TO BOTTOM OF HOOK SHANK, PEACOCK HERL PARALLEL TO TOP OF HOOK SHANK, BOTH EXTENDING TO POINT OF HOOK, OVER BOTH OF THESE IS A TUBE OF PEARLESCENT BRAIDED MYLAR, SECURED FRONT AND BACK WITH ORANGE THREAD.
WING TEAL

Merganser Trolling Tandem

Ron McKusick

THREAD RED FOR HEAD, ORANGE FOR TYING REAROF BRAIDED MYLAR BODY.
TAIL GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS
BODY GOLD BRAIDED MYLAR TUBING
UNDERWING 4-5 STRANDS OF PEACOCK HERL, THEN A FEW STRANDS OF GREEN METALLIC FLASH
WING DARK MERGANSER FLANK FEATHER, WITH WHITE STRIPE DOWN THE STEM.

Monomy Flatwing

Jimmie Toney

HOOK STREAMER HOOK, SIZE 6
THREAD FLAT WAXED NYLON, WHITE, FOR HACKLE TAIL; CLEAR MONO FOR BODY AND HEAD.
TAIL 4 WHITE HACKLES
FLASH PEARL KRYSTAL FLASH (4 STRANDS PERSIDE), THE FLASH EXTENDS FROM THE HEAD TO THE END OF THE TAIL
BODY CLEAR MONO OVER FLASH, WRAPPED THE LENGTH OF THE HOOK SHANK
THROAT SPARSE WHITE BUCKTAIL
WING SPARSE TAN OR OLIVE BUCKTAIL
GILLS RED POLY YARN

Perkins Smelt

Robb Nicewonger

BODY FLAT SILVER TINSEL
RIB OVAL SILVER TINSEL
WING WHITE BUCKTAIL, THEN BLACK BUCKTAIL,OVER WHICH IS A MALLARD FLANK FEATHER, DYED GREEN
HEAD BLACK (SOMETIMES TIED WITH A FLUORESCENT RED BAND AT REAR OF HEAD)

Purple Haze

Glenn Seibert

HOOK MUSTAD 8575
TAIL GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS
BODY MEDIUM - PEARL/WHITE VARIEGATED CHENILLE
THROAT SPARSE WHITE FISHAIR&RED WING-N-FLASH
WING SPARSE WHITE FISHAIR,PEARL KRYSTAL FLASH, PURPLE SUPREME HAIR, BLACK BUCKTAIL TOPPED WITH A MALLARD FLANK FEATHER
THREAD 6/0 WHITE FOR BODY
HEAD 6/0 BLACK
EYES PAINTED WHITE WITH BLACK PUPILS

Red Rain

Chris DelPlato

HOOK 6XL STREAMER, SIZES 6-10
HEAD CLARET (DANVILLE FLYMASTER)
TAIL GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPET DYED RED
BODY CLARET FLOSS
RIBBING FINE COPPER OVAL TINSEL
THROAT GUINEA HEN DYED RED
UNDERWING RED KRYSTAL FLASH
WING MALLARD DYED WOOD DUCK

COMMENTS:
THIS FLATWING TAKES ITS NAME FROM A SONG BY PETER GABRIEL. VARIOUS TEAL OR MALLARD FEATHERS CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE WING, HOWEVER, I PREFER THE MORE 'KHAKI' COLOR WHEN COMBINED WITH THE RED/CLARET FEATURES OF THIS PATTERN.


Slickie Boy

Bob Skehan

HOOK MUSTAD 9575 SIZE 10
HEAD BLACK
BODY COPPER COLORED KREINIK METALLICS FINE BRAID
THROAT WHITE ARCTIC FOX TIED TO HOOK BEND
UNDERWING SPARSE ORANGE AND PURPLE ARCTIC FOX HAIR
WING TEAL FLANK TIED FLAT ON TOP
COLLAR GRIZZLY HEN HACKLE, TIED BACK

COMMENTS:
ANOTHER PRODUCTIVE CASTING-SIZED FLATWING PATTERN, THE TERM "SLICKIE BOY" WAS COMMONLY USED BY U.S. ARMY PERSONNEL AS A SYNONYM FOR "THIEF" WHEN I WAS SERVING IN KOREA IN THE EARLY 90'S. AN APPROPRIATE MONIKER, THIS FLY SNUCK UP ON SOME VERY NICE TROUT THIS SUMMER.


Wood Special

Don Corey

THREAD BLACK
TAIL GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS
BODY FLUORESCENT ORANGE CHENILLE
WING LEMON WOODDUCK FLANK, TIED FLAT ON TOP
THROAT SPARSE BROWN HACKLE BARBULES, TIED BEARD-STYLE
EYES JUNGLE COCK - TIED SHORT (OPTIONAL)

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