Chris Day’s Streamer Patterns
Videos of Chris tying these flies:
Hook: Mustad S82-3906B Size 12-14 or Equivalent 3 Extra Heavy/2 Extra Long Nymph Hook (For the Demo I will be using a size 10)
Thread: Olive 6/0 or 140 Denier (Choose thread colour to match the body)
Body: Olive UNI Mohair (Colours in order of effectiveness Olive, Wine, Maroon, Black and White).
Bead: Gold, Copper, or Black Nickel Brass Bead (7/64 for Size 12 or 3/32 for size 14)
Hook: Mustad S82-3906B Size 6-8 or Equivalent 3 Extra Heavy/2 Extra Long Nymph Hook (For the Demo I will be using a size 8)
Thread: White 6/0 or 140 Denier (Choose thread colour to match the body)
Body: Soft Long Fibered Dubbing. Hemingway UV Dubbing in White. (Lt. Olive UV Ice Dub and UV Pearl Ice Dub Will work.)
Bead: Gold or Copper Brass Bead (5/32 or 1/8 Most of the time I will use a 5/32 Bead for both hook sizes. But, sometimes I will use a 1/8 bead on the size 8 hook.)
Wire/Loop: Copper Ultra Wire size BR (Brassie). The wire is used to form a dubbing Loop. I have tried other types of wire, but only BR size Ultra Wire work with the technique I use.
Required Tools: A dubbing Spinner/Twister and some sort of dubbing brush are needed. A toothbrush, a piece of Velcro glued to a popsicle stick or a small gun cleaning brush will work fine to brush out the dubbing.
Las Vegas Leech
Hook: Mustad R74-9672 Size 6-8 or Equivalent 2 Extra Heavy/4 Extra Long Streamer (For the Demo I will be using a size 6)
Thread: Black 6/0 or 140 Denier (Choose thread colour to match the body)
Tail: Fibres from Black Marabou Plumes. I tend to match the Marabou colour to the colour of Cactus
Chenille. If you can’t find Marabou plumes, Blood Quill or Wooly Bugger Marabou will work fine.
Flash: 2 Strands of Pearl or UV Pearl Krystal Flash on each side of the tail.
Body: Large Black Cactus Chenille (Colours in order of effectiveness Black, Olive, White, Purple and Rootbeer).
Bead: 5/32 Gold Brass Bead (You can use any colour of bead you have. Fluorescent colours will work.
Hot orange bead with olive tail and body and Pink bead with white tail and body have worked well for me.)
Golden Leech Variant
Hook: Mustad R74-9672 Size 2-8 or Equivalent 2 Extra Heavy/4 Extra Long Streamer (For the Demo I will be using a size 6)
Thread: Brown 6/0 or 140 Denier (Choose thread colour to match overall colour scheme of the fly)
Tail: Gold Flashabou. (Pearl Flashabou on the pearl version and Silver on the silver version)
Rib: Medium Gold Wire (Silver Wire on the Pearl and Silver Versions)
Body: Gold Metallic Chenille.(Pearl Cactus on the Pearl Version and Silver Metallic chenille on the Silver Version)
Wing: Barred Tan or Plain Ginger Rabbit Strip. Tied down with the rib Matuka style. (Barred white on the pearl version and natural or barred natural on the silver version).
Gills: UV Red Ice Dub tied as a throat. Red Craft or Red Antron can be substituted.
Collar: Brown Hen Hackle. Schlappen can be used on the largest sizes. (Grizzly Hen on the Pearl and Silver Versions).
Cone: 1/4 Gold Cone (Size 2&4-¼ Cone, Size 6-3/16, Size 8-5/32)