Published Jul 1. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#49-2013 - Iris #1

Iris #1 - Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen Tied by: Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen Originated by: Preston Jennings Source: Streamer Fly Tying and...

#49-2013 Iris #1 - Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen #49-2013 Iris #1 - Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen


Tied by: Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Preston Jennings
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Joseph Bates 1966 pg. 290-291

Hook: Streamer hook
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Wing: Red under yellow under green under blue bucktail
Eye: White painted eye with black center or jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Preston Jennings had a unique perspective when it came to designing lures, and used a prism to view his natural bait fish muses. The viewing offered Mr. Jennings a separation of colour which he used as the basis to design his streamers. The Iris #1 is quite striking in colour and was originally tied using polar bear. Fox, yak or bucktail are good substitutes for the hard to acquire polar bear hair.

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Comment to #49-2013 - Iris #1 tied by Bob Petti an...

Beauty flies guys,neat to see 2 masters doing the same pattern.

Comment to #49-2013 - Iris #1 tied by Bob Petti an...

Gentlemen, these are a literal knock out. You both outdid yourself here. Wow.

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