Published Apr 11. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#102 - Fire Chief

Tied by: Mike Martinek Originated by: Mike Martinek Source: Streamer Fly Patterns for Trolling and Casting Vol. 1; Martinek pg. 31 Hook: Gaelic...

#102 Fire Chief - Mike Martinek


Tied by: Mike Martinek
Originated by: Mike Martinek
Source: Streamer Fly Patterns for Trolling and Casting Vol. 1; Martinek pg. 31

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 6xl
Thread: Black
Tag: A couple turns of red wire
Body: Flat copper tinsel
Rib: 2 red wires doubled
Underwing: Orange bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen tied top and bottom
Wing: 2 hot red hackles flanked by 2 grizzly dyed orange
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: Originally, Mike had tied the Fire Chief with a flat silver tinsel body, and had stuck to primiarily smaller casting sizes for the streamer. Sometime around 1997/98 Mike began tying the streamer with a copper tinsel body, and tied it in larger sizes for trolling. Ever since those small changes, it has been a proven trolling pattern for fall trout and salmon.

* Special thanks to Chris Del Plato for sharing this pattern from his collection.

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Comment to #102 - Fire Chief...

An appropriate name.

Mark

Comment to #102 - Fire Chief...

Had to put the sunflasses on to look at this one,a very sweet fly indeed...JimBennett.

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