Published Nov 15. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#320 - Bonbright Streamer

Bonbright Streamer - Ted Patlen Tied by: Ted Patlen Originated by: G. D. B. Bonbright Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates Pg. 235 Hook:...

#320 Bonbright Streamer - Ted Patlen #320 Bonbright Streamer - Ted Patlen


Tied by: Ted Patlen
Originated by: G. D. B. Bonbright
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates Pg. 235


Hook: Mustad 39007 #4/0
Thread: White 6/0
Tail: Golden pheasant crest sweeping up then 2 long narrow sections of white and red married duck quill one with the white on top and the other with red on top
Body: Silver flat tinsel (tapered towards the head)
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: 4 long neck hackles
Shoulder: Golden pheasant nearly as long as the wing then red duck breast
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Horns: Blue macaw tail fibers
Head: Black

Notes: The pattern was derived from the Colonel White streamer and is quite an elaborate streamer. The tail is interesting in the the tail is a pair of married duck quills set upon a pheasant crest. The golden pheasant crest in the shoulder is quite a unique element giving the white wing a golden streak. Around 1925 Mr. Bonbright described the pattern to Mr. Steward Slosson of the Abercrombie and Fitch Company to be tied. Mr. Bonbright requested the streamer be tied on 4/0 hooks with the intention of pursuing tarpon in the Atlantic. The pattern was later adapted to be used as a fresh water streamer for land-locked salmon in Maine by Mr. Dana Chapman. An order of the pattern was placed with the Percy Tackle Company who renamed the streamer the Dana.

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Nice one, Ted. Great tying.

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