Oatman Streamer Swap

An Oatman Streamer Page illustrating the YELLOW PERCH streamer pattern(s)submitted by Donald C. Corey

By Bob Skehan

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Submitted By Donald C. Corey

HOOK 3 - 6x long, size 2 - 6
TAIL yellow hackle as long as the gap of the hook (optional)
BODY pale cream or amber floss, slightly tapered
RIB medium flat gold tinsel
THROAT small bunch of yellow hackle, over which is orange hackle edged outward
WING Two yellow grizzly saddle hackles, covered by two yellow saddles, all extending slightly beyond the tail
CHEEKS Jungle Cock, small

Don's Comments On This Pattern:

I have not had a chance to fish the fly yet but I am looking forward to trying it ( I pulled a muscle in my right bicep and have not been able to cast for 2 weeks).

I opted to use Uni-Floss for the body. I have used this some and it makes a nice looking body. I had a difficult time finding yellow grizzly with the size hackle that I needed and the color to match the yellow hackles. All the Metz saddles seemed to be the very long, thin style really too small for a streamer hackle. Bill Smith of Smitty's Flies in Bradley pawed through his "stuff" and found a suitable saddle patch for me.

I tied my flies on a Mustad 33960, size 6. I used 8x Uni-thread for the body and switched to 6x Uni-thread for the wings and head. I used Paul's Super Cement on the head with a coating of black lacquer for the finish coat.

I think that I would like to make a modification to the recipe to try. You know we tyers are never satisfied. I think that I will try a body of green Uni-Floss rather than the amber. I really think that this would simulate the flash of green that is visible on the yellow perch in this area (Maine). I may also try a red over yellow throat rather than the orange over yellow. Too many ideas and not enough time.

I have enjoyed this Oatman swap and am looking forward to receiving and fishing with the other streamers. Thanks to Bob Petti for "hosting" this swap and to Bob Skehan for handling the "web stuff".

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