Published Jan 9. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#9 - Lord Iris

Tied by: Ted Patlen Originated by: Preston Jennings Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (page 298-299) Hook: 3xl streamer hook Thread: Black 70...

#9 Lord Iris - Ted Patlen


Tied by: Ted Patlen
Originated by: Preston Jennings
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (page 298-299)

Hook: 3xl streamer hook
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tail: 2 sections of married goose or swan yellow, blue then red
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Ribbing: Fine oval silver tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: 4 ginger badger or furnace hackles
Shoulder: 2 sections of married goose or swan yellow, blue then red. Should be thin and extend about 2/3 the wing length.
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Lord Iris is one of the flies originated by Preston Jennings to immitate the colors of minnows as they appear by the breaking down of light passing through a prism. The married wing and tail make this a distinctive pattern and a challenging streamer to tie for the neophyte. It's clear, judging by the Patent submitted by Mr. Jennings that he took a serious scientific approach to creating his streamer designs.

Except from Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates Jr.

This fly is one of those originated by Mr. Preston Jennings, of Brooklyn, New York, supposedly to imitate the colors of minnows as they appear by the breaking down of light passing through a prism.


For more information on Preston Jennings, see Global Fly Fisher's page and the Preston Jennings chapter in Forgotten Flies.

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Comments

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Stunning fly! I don't recall seeing this pattern before. It is a real winner for me!

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

What an absolutely beautiful streamer pattern. Ted never ceases to amaze me with his choice of flies for presentations such as this and the top shelf quality of his craft.

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

The married sections make this fly stand out that much extra to me. Very well tied

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Exellent blog! love streamers-

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Thanks for checking things out Brad!

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

It's one I've never attempted, but really quite stunning to look at. Ted ties some amazing streamers.

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Just wait until you see the rest of his contribution. He made some really wonderful selections.

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

It isn't one you'll see often. you should check out some of Jennings other flies as well.

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Master Craftmanship!!

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Very cool Ted. I would use a Rangeley CS Partridge hook to tie this one up. Where can I find those Jenning´s patterns please? Would love to learn more ´ bout ´em...

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Check out this page for more info on Jennings patterns http://globalflyfisher.com/streamers/guest/jennings/ or check out Steamer Fly Tying and fishing by Joseph bates.

Comment to #9 - Lord Iris...

Thanx Pacres for the link. Gonna check it out right now. Petr

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