Published Feb 12. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#43 - Bonito Bandito

Tied by: Don Ordes Originated by: Don Ordes Hook: Partridge CS15 Thread: White 8/0 Tail: Peacock body feather Tip: Ice dubbing light olive Tag:...

#43 Bonito Bandito - Don Ordes


Tied by: Don Ordes
Originated by: Don Ordes

Hook: Partridge CS15
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Peacock body feather
Tip: Ice dubbing light olive
Tag: Peacock herl
Body: Pearl tinsel
Rib: 3 strands peacock herl rope dubbed over a mono core
Belly: Green then blue then yellow polar bear
Throat: Blue polar bear tied short
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by ginger hackle, flanked by chartreuse hackles flanked by Blue hackles flanked by olive hackles
Shoulder: Blue peacock breast then peacock body feather
Head: Red

Notes: This beefy 10 hackle wing streamer from Don is an adaptation of his favorite saltwater baitfish colors to a classic streamer style. The flash body and blue-green wings are keys to triggering strikes, so aggressive freshwater fish should also find it appealing. Don uses his Wing-Things system to arrange and match the wings for his creations. It works well, because this wing has a wonderful look t it and the 5 colors used flow together seamlessly.
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Fantastic color scheme, nicely tied too!

Comment to #43 - Bonito Bandito...

I am new to streamers and your wing thing system is brilliant. So is your fly. Thanks for sharing both.

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