Published Apr 21. 2017 - 7 years ago

Edson Dark Tiger

Tying Bill Edson's Edson Dark Tiger Bucktail Streamer Fly - Episode 10 Piscator Flies
The Edson Dark Tiger is a pattern developed by Bill Edson of Portland, Maine. The bucktail streamer is great for the NE landlocked salmon, brook trout, bass and other game species. The streamer is tied on a long 5xl hook with Edson’s signature gold metal cheeks otherwise known as Edson Eyes. If you are unable to find these eyes, a small jungle cock nail tied in short is a good substitute.

The Edson Dark Tiger is a companion fly to the Edson Light Tiger. These 2 patterns were inspired by the Dick’s Killer Bucktail fly pattern designed by Dick Eastman of Groverton, NH.


Hook: Mustad L87 #2-8
Thread: Yellow 6/0
Tail: Yellow Schlappen
Body: Yellow chenille
Wing: Brown section of yellow dyed bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen
Eyes: Edson eye or jungle cock nail
Head: Yellow


Song: Sekai - Somebody [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.

Martin Joergensen

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