Published Apr 3. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#94 - Stewart's Hawk

Tied by: Tony Smith Originated by: Austin Hogan Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (Joseph D. Bates, Jr., 1966) Pg. 344-345 Hook: 4xl Thread:...

#94 Stewart's Hawk - Tony Smith


Tied by: Tony Smith
Originated by: Austin Hogan
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (Joseph D. Bates, Jr., 1966) Pg. 344-345

Hook: 4xl
Thread: black 8/0
Tail: Small bunch of white bucktail, half as long as hook shank.
Body: Embossed/pleated silver tinsel
Throat: Small bunch of red hackle fibers, half length of body.
Wings: Small bunch of light blue hair, reaching to end of tail. Over this rather wide slips of any soft,
streaked/mottled feather to imitate hawk (used in original).
Cheeks: Small jungle cock.
Head: Black thread.

Notes: The Stewart's Hawk is another Austin Hogan pattern. It was created for his friend and fellow angler Clarence "Cak" Stewart. It is responsible for taking a number of smallmouth bass in the Northeastern United States and no doubt many trout have been fooled into grabbing hold. The wing was selected for its softness and for the motion imparted as it is stripped through the water, pulsing with the strip and pause. The original pattern called for hawk feathers to be used in the wing strips, but in almost all cases, it is now illegal to possess raptor feathers. Turkey, peacock or any other mottled feather should work in place of the hawk.

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