Published Sep 28. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#272 - Platinum

- Platinum- Ryan Houston Tied by: Ryan Houston Originated by: Ryan Houston Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #1 Thread: White Body: Grey floss...

#272 - Platinum- Ryan Houston #272 - Platinum- Ryan Houston


Tied by: Ryan Houston
Originated by: Ryan Houston

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #1
Thread: White
Body: Grey floss
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel tapered
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White schlappen
Underwing: 6-8 peacock herls
Wing: 4 medium dun hackles
Cheek: Lavender Guinea fowl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black (red band optional)

Notes: Ryan ties some beautiful streamers and has won awards for his work on the long irons. The Platinum uses some of the hard to find laveneder guinea fowl for the cheek. Ryan tapered the embossed tinsel, a detail not often seen as it adds a degree of difficulty to the fly. It can be quite tricky to cut the tinsel, but a new pair of hairdressing shears can make easy work of it. It is not something you would likely do for your everyday fishing streamers, but if you decide to tie a few to hang on the wall, it really adds to the beauty of the streamer under glass.

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Comment to #272 - Platinum...

Truly stunning Ryan ,well done...

Comment to #272 - Platinum...

thanks Jim i was pretty chuffed with this one it came out as i wanted it too

Comment to #272 - Platinum...

Well done. I love it.

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