Published Nov 22. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#327 - Badger Demon

Badger Demon - Darren MacEachern Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Unknown Source: The New Illustrated Dictionary of Trout Flies: John...

#327 Badger Demon - Darren MacEachern #327 Badger Demon - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Unknown
Source: The New Illustrated Dictionary of Trout Flies: John Roberts, Pg. 9

Hook: Mustad 3907 B
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Tail: Red duck (swan)
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Red schlappen
Wing: 4 gold badger hackles
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Darren tells us he is fond of badger wings and simple flies. He stumbled upon the pattern in the 'New Illustrated Dictionary of Trout Flies', but couldn't find any other references. Darren dressed this fly as per the recipe, but there is a plate included in the book with this fly. One difference noted is the color of the throat in the recipe and the plate. The recipe calls for dyed red while the plate looks to be a natural red-brown hackle, perhaps furnace. The pattern is quite similar to the Jesse Wood Streamer, substituting the Bali wing for the badger in this case. As it happens, the Jesse Wood Streamer is known as the Demon Streamer in Canada, so it's not too much of a stretch to see how these two patterns may be related.
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Comment to #327 - Badger Demon...

very nice Darren, I like it

Comment to #327 - Badger Demon...

Great streamer.
Love that badger stripe.

Comment to #327 - Badger Demon...

Mi piace.

Comment to #327 - Badger Demon...

Love that pattern Darren. Lovely work.

Comment to #327 - Badger Demon...

Excellent pattern and fine work.

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