PROFESSOR, WARDEN'S WORRY streamer pattern(s)submitted by Will Taylor - Little Bucktails for Brookies - Global FlyFisher

GFF logo



   

PROFESSOR, WARDEN'S WORRY streamer pattern(s)submitted by Will Taylor - Little Bucktails for Brookies


Little Bucktails For Brookies Logo

PROFESSOR, WARDEN'S WORRY
Submitted By Will Taylor



PROFESSOR Image WARDEN'S WORRY Image
PROFESSOR WARDEN'S WORRY
HOOK Mustad 9672 #8
THREAD black uni 8/0
TAG fine oval gold tinsel
TAIL red hackle fibers
RIB fine oval gold tinsel
BODY yellow floss
WING grey squirrel
THROAT brown hen hackle fibers
HOOK Mustad 9575 #8
THREAD black uni 8/0
TAG flat silver tinsel, #16 (also tied with gold tinsel)
TAIL narrow strip of red duck wing quill, long
RIB medium oval gold tinsel
BODY yellow-orange dubbing (I used rabbit), or wool, picked out
WING natural brown bucktail from top of tail
THROAT yellow hen hackle fibers


Comments


Professor
My dad had a wonderful box of brook trout flies when I was a kid, many of them tied on eyeless hooks with gut snells. This squirrel-winged version of the Professor was one of the patterns I recall, along with a strip-wing version using a woodduck flank wing. This is one of my favorite patterns for swirling into pint-sized pools on tumbling mountain streams. I just have to tie one on my tippet to go back to those barefoot days on Beehunter Creek.



Warden's Worry:
Developed by warden Joseph Stickney, of Saco, Maine; an old standard since the 1920's. I originally wanted to tie this with a squirrel wing, but a traditionalist on the list shamed me into "doin' it proper." I'm glad he did - it looks a lot better the way that Stickney intended it. (I do have a couple with fox squirrel wings in my bucktail wallet, but I'll be careful who I show those to).



Back To The Little Bucktails For Brookies Swap Page

Want to comment this page? Fill out the form below.
Comment
Only comments
in English
are accepted!

Comentarios en Ingles
solamente, por favor!

Your name Your email
Anonymize my information. Name and email will not be shown with comment.
Notify me on new comments to this article on the above email-address.
You don't have to comment to start or stop notifications.

All comments will be screened by the GFF staff before publication.
No HTML, images, ads or links, please - we do not publish such comments...
And only English language comments will be published.
Name and email is optional but recommended.
The email will be shown in a disguised form in the final comment to protect you against spam
You can see other public comments on this page