Robb Nicewonger - ORANGE/COPPER FATAL ATTRACTION, DECEIVER, AND TUBE FLY streamer pattern(s) - Copper Streamer Swap - Global FlyFisher

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Robb Nicewonger - ORANGE/COPPER FATAL ATTRACTION, DECEIVER, AND TUBE FLY streamer pattern(s) - Copper Streamer Swap

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Submitted By Robb Nicewonger

HOOK Mustad 3665A #8
TAIL Copper Flashabou as long as the body
BODY Copper Diamond Braid
COLLAR Orange Schlappen
WING Peacock over orange bucktail over tan crystal flash over orange bucktail.
EYES Fabric Paint, black on pearlescent white

Robb's Comments On This Pattern

I first saw this pattern in one of Bob Petti's articles--he does a much better job of explaining the tying procedure than I, so check his entry out on the smelt swap page or his article in the Fishing Denmark page. For this swap I tied the fly on a "streamer hook" and substituted schlappen instead of hen hackle to make for a sleaker appearance. This is now my favorite streamer "searching" pattern for both bass and trout--orange and copper has been real good for the smallies on the Susquehanna. In white/red I've caught a few pike and in chartreuse I got a few stripers this year.


Robb Also provided the following copper patterns with his swap submission:

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  • Hook: Kamosan B910 #1
  • Thread: Black, 3/0 waxed
  • Tail: Olive-dyed grizzly saddle
  • Wing: Gold/Copper Refrax and brown bucktail
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Tube Fly

  • Tube: Q-Tip with ends rounded
  • Body: Copper Braid
  • Wing: Orange & Chartreuse bucktail, rainbow Crystal Flash
  • Hackle:Schlappen - orange, chartreuse, black tied back
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