Published Oct 24. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#298 - Rocky Mountain Tadpole

Rocky Mountain Tadpole - Darren MacEachern Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley...

#298 Rocky Mountain Tadpole - Darren MacEachern #298 Rocky Mountain Tadpole - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #1 10xl
Thread: White flat waxed nylon
Tag: Gold embossed tinsel
Body: Olive floss
Ribbing: Gold embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle fibers followed by grizzly olive hackle fivers
Wing: 2 orange hackles flanked by olive grizzly hackle
Shoulder: Reeves pheasant body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Darren had inspiration from some of the eastern slopes brook trout. The brook trout found in western Alberta, jutting up against the rocky mountains share waters with the likes of whitefish, rainbow trout and the looming bull trout. It the fall, the brookies get colored up with rich olives and dark oranges. The Reeves pheasant feather with it's black edging helps to define a gill plate on the streamer giving it a life-like appearance.
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Comment to #298 - Rocky Mountain Tadpole...

Darren, very creative! love the colors! I bet Mr. brook trout will love it in small sizes. One of your Fishier patterns. Congrats!

Comment to #298 - Rocky Mountain Tadpole...

Love it!

Comment to #298 - Rocky Mountain Tadpole...

Another cracker from Darren....

Comment to #298 - Rocky Mountain Tadpole...

Wow, that fly rocks! The orange and olive-colored hackles come together perfectly, and the intermittent black spots on the dyed grizzly hackle add tremendous realism. Tasty!

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