Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day: Remembering Uncle Jim and Uncle Joe

Uncle Jim Lawson (1927-1952) - Killed in Korean War

Uncle Joe Adams (1919-1997) - Purple Heart veteran, WWII, US Army, Italy
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Hook:  Mustad 3366 (Size 2) & Tiemco 8089 (Size 6)
Thread:  6/0 Brown Uni
Tail:  Spirit River Jailhouse Marabou (Orange/Black)
Articulated Portion:  Hareline UV Polar Chenille Rusty Copper UV
Mid-Section:  Spirit River Jailhouse Marabou (Orange/Black) - Covers Union of Two Hooks
Body:  Hareline UV Polar Chenille Rusty Copper UV
Weight:  .030 Lead Wire

I sent this fly to Ward Bean a few years back as an alternate/improvement to his Articulated Streamer.  Ward's original was excellent, but he used palmered hackle to form the body of the streamer.  I used a new material at the time called palmer chenille.  Ward liked my version and made his pattern and made a few modifications of mine to come up with his Palmer Chenille Articulated Minnow.

I prefer the unkempt version above especially with the UV Polar Chenille.  The UV Polar Chenille has longer fibers and has a very enticing reflection and movement in the water.  The articulated tail section wobbles just like a jointed Rapala!

You have seen this pattern in a one-piecer on the blog before, I called it the Copperhead Streamer.  I really like the look of this as an articulated streamer.

My son really likes astronomy and when he saw this pattern on the bench reflecting a purple, blue and copper light spectrum he called it The Neptune.  Kind of a fitting name!

This pattern is made up of very few materials....which is always a great thing.  Try all kinds of palmer chenille and let me know how things turn out.