Published Jan 5. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#5 - Finned Phoenix

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Hook: Mustad #3907B #4 Tag: Medium silver flat tinsel Ribbing: Medium silver flat tinsel...

#5 Finned Phoenix - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Mustad #3907B #4
Tag: Medium silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Medium silver flat tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Belly: 15-20 peacock herl
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by orange, then red and claret, each one shorter than the last.
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: I had been playing around with some different ways to graduate color in the wing of my streamers. Most of my efforts required me to hand color the feathers with permanent marker, but I wasn't happy with the saturation of the color into the feather. This graduated feather has a much smoother blend when it's wet and the color is more vibrant. I tied this streamer with pre-assembled wings and tied along the hook shank in the Stevens style so the fly is quite slender when it gets dipped.
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Comment to #5 - Finned Phoenix...

Sweet fly Darren. Almost like the wings are on fire.
Really liking this idea of yours sir

Comment to #5 - Finned Phoenix...

Thanks Keith! I appreciate the feedback and thanks for looking. I hope that you are enjoying the project so far.

Darren

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Great fly Darren. Love the colors!

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Very beautiful streamer Darren, the blending of colors really pops, A+++

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Thanks Robbie and David!

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Wow man thats blended perfectly Love it

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Thanks Gary!

Can't wait to get all these wonderful streamers shared.

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Sweet streamer, Darren. I really like the way you have blended the colors of the wing. Quite striking!

Comment to #5 - Finned Phoenix...

Thanks Monte. I've also benn playing around with some of the Funky Feathers from FeathersMC with some interesting results.

Comment to #5 - Finned Phoenix...

Like a streak of flame... hot, hot, hot! Run that one past big Brown trout I think...

Fly fishing forever!

Comment to #5 - Finned Phoenix...

Thanks Andrew :) I like it!

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This fly looks very cool Darren, I really like the color blending. It is an amazing fly. Petr

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Thanks Petr!

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