Published Jun 16. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#168 - Canary

Canary - Darren MacEachern Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Carrie Stevens Sources: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and...

#168 Canary - Darren MacEachern #168 Canary - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Sources: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies - Hilyard Pg. 128-129

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: White flat waxed nylon (FWN)
Tag: Silver tinsel
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Silver tinsel
Belly: Yellow bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: 6 yellow hackles
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black (optional orange band)

Notes: Another Carrie Stevens simple pattern. There also exists a Canary Custom pattern which loses the tail and substitutes the all silver body with an orange floss body ribbed with silver tinsel. This is a simple streamer to tie as these things go, and the only thing to keep an eye on is the tail. Tying the tail can cause a bit of a bump in the body, but by adding a bit extra material along the top of the hook shank. This will keep the underbody uniform along the length of the shank.
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