Sunday, January 20, 2013

Four Fantastic Streamer Patterns


Alan over at Small Stream Reflections was having a contest back in December involving naming a streamer he had tied. The person who submitted the best name won the streamer. I was lucky to win, because there were so many great names submitted. The name that won it for me was “The Red Baron”. I was really excited to win it, because it was a streamer I thought I would try in the spring on the tailrace. I couldn’t believe how fantastic this fly looked up close after I received it in the mail. In fact I will never fish it; instead I emailed Alan and ask him if he would tie me three more of his streamers that he has shown on his blog. I thought these four streamers under glass would be the perfect Christmas gift for my son who is an avid fly fisherman. Needless to say he was blown away when he opened the package on Christmas morning.
 Alan was kind enough to include a printed list of all the materials used to create each streamer.
My photography does not do these streamers justice. My son said he is going to have all of the streamers framed under glass. I will have to post an image when the flies are framed. Alan is not only a superd fly fisherman but excellent at tying flies.   
Just wanted to share with you guys an image of the HUGE 3"snow we got this Thursday

19 comments:

Atlas said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous flies. I have always been amazed by the detail and beauty of steelhead and salmon flies. You have one lucky son.

Rainbow Chaser said...

Hey, Bill, they sure are beautiful flies. Very thoughtful of you in setting them aside for your son. BTW, we could use 3" of snow in Northern Colorado. Lucky you!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

These are why I like Streamers 365 so much.

Blake said...

Wonderful gift for sure, thought you guys were never supposed to get snow...

Brk Trt said...

Bill, I'm glad you and your son found the streamers to your liking.
I would love to see how their presented when under glass.

Bill Trussell said...

Atlas
Sorry to say these streamers want be used for steelhead or salmon, they will be awesome under glass. Thanks for the commnet

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I really wanted to give him something he could keep and admire for years to come, and the streamers were the ticket. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I will be using streamers more this season, especially in some of slow water. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
He should have them back in a couple of weeks under glass. This is the first snow we have got in 5 years. Snowed one day and was gone the next. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Thanks again for getting the streamers to me for Christmas. I will post an image of the finished product when they are framed. Thanks for the comment

penbayman said...

A fine collection by a fine tyer..

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riverwalker34 said...

Great pics. Lovely flies.

cofisher said...

Beautiful flies. Unfortunately I'm not of a streamer man but I definitely need to be.

Ty said...

Wow. Those are beauties.

Bill Trussell said...

Penbayman
I would have to agree with you there. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
Too pretty to fish with! Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I am not a big streamer fisherman either. I will start to use streamers more this year because of the potential of landing better fish. Thanks for comment

Bill Trussell said...

Riverwalker
Some of the best looking streamers I have seen in a while. Thanks for the comment