Hook: Partridge Carrie Stevens Streamer #2/0 10xlong
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black, UNI 6/0 Black
Tail: Pair of green Guinea feathers
Butt: Black Ostrich
Underbody: UNI-Floss White
Body: UNI-Floss Green, UNI-Mylar #10 Gold/Silver, UNI-French Oval Md Silver
Wing: Pair of Green Guinea feathers, Red feather from Golden Pheasant tail
Cheek: Pair of Purple Golden Pheasant, pair of green Guinea feathers
Throat: Green guinea
Winter is coming and with that I have started to tie up fully dressed salmon flies, but in a order from taimen.com I added a pack of 10xlong streamer hooks just for to see what I could do with them. Today I put one in my vice, and it was big! I normally tie up on #10-#18 dryfly/nymphs, so it was a daunting task. I browsed streamers365.com for inspiration for a while and pulled out what feathers I had that could match up with a hook on this size. I ended up with a green freestyle streamer based on what I had in my box (I realized I didn’t have much that could be put on a hook this size).
I’m quite pleased since this is the first attempt ever at anything remotely near this size. The one thing I am annoyed with is the French Oval: the top one right next to the ostrich herl ended up with a small gap between it and the Mylar.
Not quite sure what I should call this though: any input? Or is there a existing pattern that resembles this?
To compare what I normally would tie: here with a #12 white cdc & deer hair caddis: