Published Nov 26. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2020

#87-2013 - Dr. Burke Hairwing

Dr. Burke Hairwing - Robert Frandsen Tied by: Robert Frandsen Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg....

#87-2013 Dr. Burke Hairwing - Robert Frandsen #87-2013 Dr. Burke Hairwing - Robert Frandsen


Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg. 263)

Dr. Burke Streamer Recipe


Hook: Mustad 3665A #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: 15 peacock sword fibers tied long
Body: Flat silver tinsel #10
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: White arctic runner hair
Cheek: Jungle cock
Throat: Yellow hackle tied long
Head: Black

Notes: The Dr. Burke streamer was originated by Dr. Edgar Burke of New Jersey. It was Dr. Burke whose hand was on the brushes that painted the famous fly plates from Ray Bergman's wet fly bible "Trout". The Dr. Burke streamer was first developed in 1927 for use on the Kennebago Stream in Maine and the pattern shares a generous amount of design with Dr. Burke's "Family Secret", a streamer derived from the Dr. Burke. Bob used arctic runner hair for his hair wing version of the streamer. You can find the feather wing version of the streamer posted as #172 in the 2012 Streamers 365 project.
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