Oatman Streamer Swap

A Oatman Streamer Page illustrating the TROUT PERCH streamer pattern(s)submitted by Ron McKusick

By Bob Skehan

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Submitted By Ron McKusick

HOOK No. 2 to No. 10, 3X long
HEAD Gray-tan, to match the upper wing
TAIL A very small bunch of fibers from a blue dun hackle, slightly longer than the gap of the hook
BODY Wound with white floss, slightly tapered
RIB medium flat silver tinsel
THROAT the same as the tail, and of same length
WING A small bunch of summer sable tail hair, extending to the end of the tail. Over thhis are two fibers of pink dyed ostrich, of the same length. On each side of the hair and ostrich is a chinchilla saddle hackle of the same length.
CHEEKS Jungle Cock, small and short

Ron's Comments On This Pattern:

The only thing I changed on this was the summer sable hair and changed it to silkworm silk.

From Joseph D. Bates' Book, Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing:
"Pike Perch will feed heavily on schools of trout perch, expecially during the spawning season when these little minnows run towards and into the creeks. This pattern, the Ghost Shiner, and the Silver Darter are fine when fly fishing for the pike perch."

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