Published May 20. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 29. 2021

#141 - Sidewinder

Tied by: Eunan Hendron Originated by: Eunan Hendron Hook: Martinek Carrie Stevens hook #2 8X Long Thread: Black Tail: 3 slips each, left and right,...

#141 Sidewinder - Eunan Hendron


Tied by: Eunan Hendron
Originated by: Eunan Hendron

Hook: Martinek Carrie Stevens hook #2 8X Long
Thread: Black
Tail: 3 slips each, left and right, red, black and yellow goose shoulder, separated and mixed.
Body: Charcoal floss
Rib: Copper flat tinsel
Belly: Golden pheasant crest
Wing: Funky Feathers Orange Flame Badger hackle with strong dark markings flanked by a lighter marked badger hackle (same color)
Shoulder: Guinea body dyed yellow
Eye: Jungle Cock Nail
Head: Black

Notes: Eunan originally conceived this streamer under a different moniker. This streamer, and the original idea, evolved from some of John McLain's Funky Feathers. Eunan was initially after the coveted Indian Crow Badger, but they were unavailable at the time of the order and so the Orange Flame badger replaced them. With this change in wing, also came a slight change in the body color and after tying a couple different iterations, this is the one Eunan decided looked the best. The name comes from the missile of the same name, something about the finished fly reminded him of the warhead, and the name stuck.
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Comment to #141 - Sidewinder...

Eunan, this is a wonderful fly! I think it is your best streamer I have seen. You outdid yourself on this one! Congrats!!

Comment to #141 - Sidewinder...

Thanks Kelly....its the favorite of the streamers I've tied.

Comment to #141 - Sidewinder...

Hi Eunan;
After our e-mail exchange yesterday about the International Fly Tying Symposium, I thought of your Sidewinder streamer today and checked it out. Beautiful creativity and work here. Very nice!

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