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ZWIRZ AND EVANS' GOLDEN SHINER
Submitted By Lindsey Grandison



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ZWIRZ AND EVANS' GOLDEN SHINER
HOOK 4XL streamer hook
TAIL pale yellow hackle
BODY pale yellow angora; under body is shaped to be tapered front and back
THROAT orange hackle
WING two pale orange feathers over which are two medium olive marabou feathers, tips extending to end of tail
MYLAR a piece of mylar approximately one quarter inch wide, tied in at the head and extending slightly passed the hook, the mylar is tappered at the tail end
HEAD yellowish painted with clear lacquer
COMMENTS This is another one of the Miracle Marabou patterns originated by Bob Zwirz and Kani Evans. Bob Zwirz ran the Angler's Cove in New York City which back in the 60's had a cult like reputation amongst New York city fly tiers. His small cubby hole of a shop located on an upper floor of a building had everything conceivable including a quirky shop owner. This series of patterns was published in Field and Streamer in its March 1963 issue. The unique feature of these patterns is the inclusion of a side strip of mylar. It is intended to reproduce the flash and reflection that can comes off the sides of the fish. Joe Bates' "Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing" gives the complete series of these innovative but forgotten flies.



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