Published Apr 3. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#26-2013 - Gate Crasher

Gate Crasher - Bob Petti Tied by: Bob Petti Originated by: Mike Martinek Jr. Hook: Unknown 4xl #6-#12 Thread: Black 6/0 Body: Copper twist or copper...

#26-2013 Gate Crasher - Bob Petti #26-2013 Gate Crasher - Bob Petti


Tied by: Bob Petti
Originated by: Mike Martinek Jr.

Hook: Unknown 4xl #6-#12
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Copper twist or copper flat tinsel ribbed with copper oval tinsel
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: Orange bucktail under red bucktail under purple bucktail
Eye: White painted eye with black center
Head: Black

Notes: This is a vibrant little casting streamer that pays a high dividend in dark waters. The pattern was originally designed to be fished on the Kennebago River through pocket water. The fly was named after the "Grand" gate crasher, Ken Pelton of Portland, Maine. The original pattern was tied using either impala or polar bear hair, but bucktail or kip tail (calf tail) also work wonderfully.

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Comments

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Hi Darren - thread is black 6/0, not white (in case it matters). Original pattern description called for impala hair which must have been popular at some time, but obviously I used bucktail. I can't say I've ever seen impala for sale. Great pattern, though. Lights up in the water. Great in those dark tannin stained rivers and streams.

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Thanks Bob! It's a beautiful little streamer, full of colour. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Neat little fly Bob

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Bob, great tie! I wish I could still tie flies that small, #6 is about as small as I can do decently anymore. Eyes are great! Did you use CD's tools?
Cheers

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Bob, this is an incredible fly. I love everything about it. The colors, and that big gorgeous eye really make the fly. Outstanding work.

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

good job Bob, tell me please the eye you paint with oil or sticker is attached?

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Very nice Bob,love the oversized eye,would make a great target for any predatory fish salt or fresh..

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Armando - they are painted eyes. The procedure can be seen here:

http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/eyes/

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Joel - made my own tools out of 1/4" wood dowels and a pencil sharpener. See here: http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/eyes/

Comment to #26-2013 - Gate Crasher tied by Bob Pet...

Bob,
Beautiful streamer !!!,,,
You do a great job with eyes..!!!!

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