Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tying the Hen & Herl Streamer

Hen & Herl Streamer



The Hen & Herl streamer was presented as a gentleman's favorite pattern for Merrill Lake in Western Washington which I was intending to fish about 25yrs ago. It proved to work just as he stated it would. Over the years it has been my streamer of choice when I wanted a small unweighted streamer with excellent darting action when retrieved. It fished well on both still and moving waters.

I wish I could recall the gentleman's name but unfortunately I cannot. My thanks to him either way for an excellent pattern.

Hen & Herl Recipe

Hook:  #10 2370 Daiichi
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Peacock Herl
Rib: Copper Wire
Wing:  Furnace Hen Tips
Thorax:  Black Ostrich Herl