Published Apr 27. 2012 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 29. 2021

#118 - Comrade

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern and Cameron Mortenson Hook: VMC B-17 #2 Thread: 6/0 White Body: Tie in 3 sections of...

#118 Comrade - Darren MacEachern and Cameron Mortenson

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern and Cameron Mortenson

Hook: VMC B-17 #2
Thread: 6/0 White
Body: Tie in 3 sections of narrow bands of black/red/black then yellow floss then coated with several coats of varnish or resin
Rib: Silver ovel tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: 2 grizzly dyed red hackles flanked by yellow dyed grizzly
Shoulder: Grizzly hen cape
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This pattern was a joint effort between Darren MacEachern of Streamers 365 and Cameron Mortenson of The Fiberglass Manifesto. The inspiration for the pattern comes from the colors in the Comrade artwork and an attempt to give the body a glassy look. The pattern incorporates a "glassed" body, achieved by applying 4-5 coats of resin. With the segments on the streamer, and allowance for each coat of resin to completely dry, it is a time consuming fly to tie.

The Comrade artwork was done by Rob McAbee of Bug Slinger and Nomad Designs. Rob was someone who Cameron met through writing T.F.M. and they have always had a very good relationship. Cameron gave him a couple ideas that I had for the Comrade artwork and Rob put it all together.

"I am really happy how it came out and besides being the first full color artwork that I've offered it's also a big edgier than the various artworks that has been used on other T.F.M. t-shirts in the past. The Comrade artwork is eye catching and it was neat to incorporate one of my favorite vintage fly reels, the J.W. Young Valdex, into the design scheme too. "


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A beauty - looking foward to this one in the auction!

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A knock out!

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That is one good looking streamer. And, in addition to aesthetics, it will also surely catch some fish.

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Thanks everyone! I'll be auctioning of both of these separately so you have 2 chances. :) Also, Cameron is giving one away from TFM. Just post in his comments to be entered.

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Absolutely gorgeous. Hoping to learn this one someday!

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Pure Dedication and Passion

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New to fly fishing...soaking in as much as possible. Have graphite now, is the feel better with glass?

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I wouldn't say one was "better" than the other, but it's a bit of a different feel and a bit more forgiving. There area quite a few inexpensive glass rods to check out. Have a look through The Fibreglass Manifesto archives for some ideas and a ton more info.


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