Published Mar 21. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#81 - Butch's Phantom (Variant)

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Earl "Butch" Carey Sources: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Leeman / Stewart Pg. 96 Hook: Gaelic...

#81 Butch's Phantom - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Earl "Butch" Carey
Sources: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Leeman / Stewart Pg. 96

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer #1 6xl
Thread: Black
Tail: Orange hackle fiber
Body: Orange floss
Rib: Silver embossed tinsel with the first 3 wraps wound close together
Underwing: White bucktail
Wing: 2 orange hackles flanked by black hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant body
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The original Butch's Phantom has a painted eye and no jungle cock. With the silver pheasant shoulder, this Phantom is only a bit of peacock herl and some golden pheasant crest away from being Butch's ghost. I am a fan of the orange under black wing and it can be seen in a few of my own creations such as the Broad Street Bully or Carrie Stevens' Allie's Favorite.
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Comments

Comment to #81 - Butch's Phantom (Variant)...

Super job on this one darren. Colors are outstanding!
One of my favorite patterns.

Comment to #81 - Butch's Phantom (Variant)...

Thanks Joel. It's one I don't see often.

Comment to #81 - Butch's Phantom (Variant)...

Lovely colors produce a beautiful streamer.

Comment to #81 - Butch's Phantom (Variant)...

Another beautiful fly Darren...

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