Bob Skehan - COPPER CANDY, COPPERDOODLEDOO streamer pattern(s) - Copper Streamer Swap

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Submitted By Bob Skehan

HOOK Mustad 94720, Size 8
BODY Flat Copper Tinsel
THROAT Sparse white calftail to hook bend, then a small bunch of hot pink hackle barbules, tied shor
UNDERWING Sparse light blue bucktail, then sparse light purple bucktail
WING Two hot pink neck hackles, flanked by two golden badger neck hackles
EYES Jungle Cock
HOOK Mustad 9575, size 6
TAIL Copper flashabou
BODY Copper Braid, or Flat Copper Tinsel with a Double Copper Wire Rib, laquered.
THROAT Small tuft of red marabou
WING White Marabou, then an equal bunch of black marabou
COLLAR Black hen hackle, tied back
EYES Painted white with black pupils

Bob's Comments On These Patterns:

Copper Candy:

Just a fun, bright featherwing pattern utilizing one of my favorite hackles...the badger hackle! Nothing looks fishier to me than the dark center stripe. Makes it look sleek and fishy, and could indicate a lateral line of a variety of bait fish. The bucktail underwing are very light colors...almost pastel.


My "replacement" pattern which I came up with for as a stand in for a swapper that couldn't complete the swap, I think I like this one better than my original swap pattern! The small bunch of copper flashabou for a tail stands out in my mind as a great tailing for casting streamers...and will add life and flash during the retrieve. I plan to tie a whole bunch more patterns with flashabou or holographic tinsel tails. Should add some sparkle to my streamer wallet!

I ran out of the copper braid before I finished the lot of patterns for the swap, and substituted a flat copper tinsel body for the last few patterns. Over this, I used a copper wire rib which consisted of two lengths of wire wound together as a single rib. Each of the body styles on this pattern received a liberal dose of clear fingernail polish which I allowed to dry thoroughly before continuing.

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