FLY TYING TUTORIALS OF SMOKY MOUNTAIN
 TROUT FLIES

           The Streaker Nymph                        

                                                                   

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Introduction

Trout flies of the Smokies: Streaker nymph

 

The Streaker Nymph has been around for as long as I can remember. It supposedly, was originally tied to imitate Stickbait but it looks very much like the Tellico Nymph. When you tie this fly try to make it long and slender and make the tail and legs short so as to look like the real insect in the creek. You may have your own style or little twist that you want to add to your version. This one has been tied to resemble the Tellico so that I can make some comparisons later. All the streams in the East Tn. area have Stickbait in them so be sure to tie this one and have it on hand. 

 

Recipe

Hook:Mustad : 3x long streamer hook--#12-16
Thread:Unithread:8/0 Black or Brown
Tail:Small short section of brown hackle barbs
Abdomen:Hares Mask--Golden brown
Thorax:Same
Legs:Brown hackle feather tied in beard style with a V- notch cut into it. Legs are to be trimmed short.

 

Step 1

Step 1

 

Wrap in 10-15 wraps of .015 non toxic wire.

 

Step 2

Step 2

 

Tie in thread behind hookeye and wind back across the wire making sure it is tied down. Stop at the hookbend.

 

Step 3

Step 3

 

Tie in short section of brown hackle barbs at the hookbend. Wind thread back to the hookbend.

 

Step 4

Step 4


Tie in a 1/4 inch piece of turkey tail section and then tie in 3 strands of peacock herl. Now wind in Golden brown Hares Mask dubbing all the way to the hookeye.

 

Step 5

Step 5


Wrap strands of peacock herl foward to hookeye and tie down. An alternate method is to make 1 wrap of the herl and wind it around the thread about 15 wraps. Now wind this around the body for a stronger fly.

 

Step 6

Step 6


Now pull turkey tail section forward to the hookeye and tie down. This will form a shellback.

 

Step 7

Step 7




Now, turn fly upside down or  rotate vise. Tie in a brown hackle feather just behind the hookeye that has had a V notch trimmed into it. For a realistic look, trim the legs short. Cut the hackle feather as close to the thread as possible. Tie off head and cement. 

 

Step 8





Trout flies of the Smoky Mountains: Streaker nymph

Step 8

 Finished fly : This is an absolute fish getter!!

  Thanks for joining us for this tutorial. For our next fly, we will tie the Tellico Nymph so that we can talk about the similarities of the Streaker and the Tellico. After we have finished the tutorial on the Tellico Nymph, we will start on some of the dry flys that have been around for many years. We will progress onto some of the newer flies after we have developed some more tying skills. We hope that you have a great holiday season!

 Hugh & Carolyn

 


 

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