Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tying the Firehole Streamer

The Firehole Streamer

The Firehole streamer was given to me in the early 90's by a fisherman along the Nisqually River in Western Washington, upon finding out that I was brand new to the Northwest fly fishing world. His insistence was that it was the top performer in his box for Sea-run cutthroat. My experience proved him to be right, and down the road it proved to be a very effective streamer for trout everywhere. The pattern and name is exactly what was provided to me at the time.

Firehole Recipe

Hook: 7x Daiichi 2370 "Dick Talleur" #6
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni-Thread
Tail: Moose Body Hair
Body: Gold Mylar
Wing: Olive Bucktail over Red Bucktail

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