Published Apr 18. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2020

#30-2013 - Family Secret Hairwing

Family Secret Hairwing - Robert Frandsen Tied by: Robert Frandsen Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg...

#30-2013 Family Secret Hairwing - Robert Frandsen #30-2013 Family Secret Hairwing - Robert Frandsen


Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg 268-269)

Hook: Mustad 3665 A #2
Head: Black 8/0
Tail: Between ten and twenty peacock sword fibers, depending on size of hook. The tail is long and very bunchy
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: A bunch of guinea hen hackle fibers, rather thick and long
Wing: White Arctic runner
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The Family Secret has an interesting genesis as far as streamers go. For more on the history of the pattern you can see the Family Secret feather-wing streamer (#14). Robert used Arctic runner hair a.k.a. polar pony a.k.a. Icelandic horse for the wing in his version. The hair itself is similar to a high quality Arctic fox hair, with a wavy base and straight tips. The hair isn't quite as translucent as you would expect to have with polar bear, but dying the hair tends to reveal it's translucent properties.
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