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The Hook & Hackle Company encourages support of those "Wounded Warriors" who have suffered physical and/or emotional injury as a result of their service to our great country.

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Rose River Farm, Virginia's finest private water trout fishing experience, has just gotten even better. Now in addition to over a mile of private water managed for Trophy Trout (all strictly on the fly and catch and release) they have added luxury rental cabins. As an introductory special ....

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The Hook & Hackle Company highly endorses this fine bonefish, tarpon & permit fishing destination. Our recent visit there exceeded our expectations many times over.

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Nora's colorful artwork just blow's me away! Best known for her watercolors, Nora has spent time painting on location all over the U.S.

 

I recently purchased a couple of prints from her Rich Pool Series which have become instant favorites!

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From time to time, we will feature different folks who are making a difference to fly fishing, conservation, outdoor art, helping others & so on. We welcome your suggestions for this column.


Peter C. Thompson, artist, writer, fly fisher & conservationist is our current feature.

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Wilderness North – Ontario Canada’s Premier Fly-in Adventure Provider!

Deep in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness lies an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers seeking a definitive Canadian adventure. Accessible only by floatplane, Wilderness North offers a haven for those who want to reconnect with nature.

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Streamer Recipes!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

 

Black Ghost

Adams

  • Hook - streamer hook 6X
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - yellow hackle fibers. Tied short and sparse.
  • Body - black floss
  • Rib - medium flat silver tinsel
  • Throat (hackle) - yellow hackle fibers tied sparse
  • Wings - four white saddle hacles
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Black Nose Dace

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X sizes 4 - 12
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - red yarn short
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wings - brown bucktail over black bear hair over white bucktail

 

Brook Trout (Little)

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X sizes 4 - 12
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - bright green bucktail with a little piece of red floss over
  • Rib - flat silver tinsel
  • Body - cream wool yarn
  • Throat - orange bucktail
  • Wings - bucktail - bottom to top - white, orange, green with grey squirrel tail over the top

 

Fiery Brown

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - gold floss & tinsel
  • Rib - ffine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - fiery brown dubbing (seal substitute)
  • Throat - brown hackle
  • Wings - bronze mallard
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Grey Ghost

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X sizes 2 - 12
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Rib - Fine flat silver tinsel
  • Body - orange floss
  • Throat - top to bottom: four strands of peacock herl, white bucktail, gold pheasant crest.
  • Underwing - gold pheasant crest
  • Wings -4 dun grey saddle hackles
  • Sides - silver pheasant body feathers
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

Comments - The original pattern called for wings as two saddle hackles olive under and two dun grey over. This was later changed to four oive dun saddles. Lately all dun saddle hackle seems to be the norm.

 

Matuka - Black

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X long sizes 2 - 12streamer 3X sizes 4 - 8
  • Thread - red
  • Rib - silver wire
  • Body - black chenille, peacock herl or black glo-brite chenille
  • Wings - four black hen saddle hackles tied matuka style
  • Head - red thread
  • Hackle - black hen hackle
  • Eyes - painted yellow with black pupil (optional)

 

Matuka - Olive

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X long sizes 2 - 12
  • Thread - olive
  • Rib - copper wire
  • Body - olive chenille
  • Wings - four grizzly hen back hackles dyed olive tied matuka style
  • Hackle - dyed olive grizzly hen hackle
  • Eyes - painted yellow with a black pupil

 

Mickey Finn

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X long sizes 2 - 12
  • Thread - black
  • Rib - fine silver oval tinsel
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wings - bucktail in layers-yellow, red, yellow

 

Muddler Minnow

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 4X sizes 2 - 14
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - mottled turkey quill
  • Body - gold braided metallic tinsel (or gold tinsel chenille or flat gold tinsel ribbed with gold oval tinsel)
  • Underwing - grey squirrel tail fibers
  • Wings - mottled turkey quill
  • Collar - natural deer hair spun
  • Head - natural deer hair spun and clipped

Comments - This is probably the biggest producing streamer pattern in existence.

 

Rainbow Trout

Adams

  • Hook - streamer 6X sizes 4 - 12
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - bright green bucktail
  • Rib - flat silver tinsel
  • Body - gray rabbit dubbing or gray wool yarn
  • Throat - orange bucktail
  • Wings - bucktail - bottom to top - white, pink, green with badger hair over the top
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)