Published Jan 8. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek

Blueback Trout Thunder Creek - Darren MacEachernv Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Keith Fulsher Source: Thunder Creek Flies: Keith Fulsher...

#3-2013 Blueback Trout Thunder Creek - Darren MacEachern #3-2013 Blueback Trout Thunder Creek - Darren MacEachern
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Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Keith Fulsher
Source: Thunder Creek Flies: Keith Fulsher with David Klausmeyer (2006), Pg. 45

Hook: Partridge CS5
Thread: White flat waxed nylon
Flank: Blue crystal flash and orange bucktail
Belly: White bucktail
Back: 2/3 black bucktail and 1/3 blue bucktail
Gills: Red paint
Eye: Yellow with a black pupil

Notes: The Blueback Trout is one of the new patterns included in Keith Fulshers revised and updated version of Thunder Creek Flies. The blueback trout are a small (6-9") species of char found in the Rangeley Lakes and considered to be one of the major prey items for the large brook trout and landlocked salmon of these waters. Their numbers have dwindled due to overfishing, but some populations still exist throughout the Northeast. Darren uses 2-3 coats of clear lacquer on the head before adding the eyes and then adds an additional coat to lock in the color. The eyes are made by dipping wooden dowels in paint. Allow lots of time for dying in between applications.
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Comment to #3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek ...

That is the beautiful fly.. yes, I´m tying and tied many even more of this fly pattern. I like your fly and very well done color tones... un saludo afectuoso para ti .

Comment to #3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek ...

Thanks Armando. These are a fun style of fly to tie. It takes some practice, but once you have it down, they come pretty quick. The biggest challenge is finding the hooks.

Comment to #3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek ...

Darren, that is a beautiful job! Love the colors.

Comment to #3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek ...

This is a little cracker Darren,tied to perfection...

Comment to #3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek ...

Beautifully done, Darren! Great idea and pattern!

Comment to #3-2013 - Blueback Trout Thunder Creek ...

the sparseness of this fly makes it a real winner. love it!

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