Published Jun 20. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#172 - Dr. Burke

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg. 263) Hook: Gamakatsu Russian River #2...

#172 Dr. Burke - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg. 263)

Hook: Gamakatsu Russian River #2
Tail: 15 peacock sword fibers tied long
Body: Flat silver tinsel #10
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Four white hackles
Cheek: Jungle cock
Throat: Yellow schlappen tied long
Head: Black

Notes: The streamer was originated by Dr. Edgar Burke of New Jersey who was also the artist behind the famous fly plates from Ray Bergman's wet fly bible "Trout". The streamer was first developed in 1927 for use on the Kennebago Stream in Maine. The streamer is similar in design to Dr. Burke's "Family Secret", a streamer that has it's origin in the Dr. Burke Streamer. Both patterns have proved excellent flies for large sport fish varieties.
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Comment to #172 - Dr. Burke...

Beautiful fly Daren. The tail is especially nice, and hard to do.

Comment to #172 - Dr. Burke...

A great streamer pattern. I think it's underfished.
Well done.

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