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An Oatman Pattern Page illustrating the BATTENKILL SHINER streamer pattern(s)submitted by Bob Skehan


By Bob Skehan

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BATTENKILL SHINER
Submitted By Bob Skehan



BATTENKILL SHINER Image
BATTENKILL SHINER
HOOK No. 8, 6X long
THREAD black 6/0
TAIL A very small bunch of gray hackle fibers
BUTT A few turns of red floss
BODY Tapered White floss
RIB medium flat silver tinsel, over body only
THROAT A small bunch of gray hackle fibers
WING Two medium blue saddle hackles on each side of which is a silver badger saddle hackle, all extending to the end of the tail.
CHEEKS Jungle Cock, rather short

Bob's Comments On This pattern:

The original pattern calls for a medium blue saddle hackle to be used as the inner pair, but not having a decent medium blue, I chose to substitute a blue dun hackle. I liked the results. I'm also very partial to patterns which use silver or golden badger saddle hackles for wings, particularly those with a dark "V" shape along the stem. It's very fishy looking.

To build up and taper the body, I used a cream-colored dubbing as an underbody. It was much quicker than using floss only, and doesn't seem to effect its sink rate when fished.



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