Category Archives: Streamers

Streamer Chronicles S2E1 — Rich Strolis

Brian Wise is kicking off Season Two of Streamer Chronicles with Rich Strolis. Rich is the originator of some well known flies such as the Ice Pick, Headbanger Sculpin, The Masked Avenger, Juggernaut, and many, many more.

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Flies Around the Net – September 2017

Yes, I know, I’m running a little late with this. But here it is! Thanks for reading FrankenFly!

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Mic Drop – Gunnar Brammer

From Gunnar:
“I give a step by step instruction on tying my Mic Drop, which is a mutli-articulated streamer featuring a Magic Head paddle tail for targeting species such as Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass. The fly is ideal for wade fisherman and excels in high/dirty water conditions both with swing and active presentations. The fly is designed to be worked with a floating line set up, recommended 7 wt and up, though a 6 wt can handle it, just watch your tip!

For fly order, head to my website at

Materials List:

Rear Hook: Ahrex, #4 Light Stinger
Tail Flash: Ripple Ice Fiber
Wing: Marabou
Wing: Marbou
Head: Mark Petitjean Magic Head, size 3 for hooks #4 to 2/0

Shank: 20 mm FlymenFishingCo Fishspine
Body: Ice Dub

Shank: 20mm FlymenFishingCo Articulated Shank
Body: UV Polar Chenille
Collar: Chinese Saddle Hackle/Schlappen

Connection: 49 strand, 0.024″ Beadalon Nylon Coated Stainless Steel with 1 3D bead – approx. 6mm dia.

Front Hook: Ahrex 1/0 Trout Predator
Weight: Sz. Large, Tungsten Cone Head
Body: V Stacked Ripple Ice Fiber
Collar: 3″ EP Foxy Brush
Wing: Arctic Fox Tail Hair
Pec Fins: Hen Grizzly Saddle
Head: Laser Dub
Eyes: 5/16″ or 8mm Hedron Flashabou Mirage Dome Eyes
Head: Deer Creek UV Diamond Fine Flex

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Clark Fork Shop Vac

From the Kingfisher Fly Shop:
“The Clark Fork Shop Vac is a pike fly that has been effective for us around the Missoula, Montana area.”

Materials list:

Hook: 4/0
Eyes: White Lead Eyes
Tail: White Bucktail
Feather: Tan Saddle Hackle
Body: Bucktail
Side feathers: Grizzly Soft Hackle
Head: White & Tan Craft Fur
Flash: Speckled Copper Flashabou

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Rich Strolis’s Juggernaut

This is the latest from Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks.

From Brian:

Rear Hook – SP11-3L3H #1
Tail – Marabou
Body – EP Sparkle Brush (OK, I couldn’t track them down for the LIFE OF ME, so I used Polar Chenille)
Wing – Arctic Fox Tail

Front Hook – Gamakatsu B10s 1/0
Arctic Fox Tail UV Polar Chenille
Wing – Arctic Fox Tail
Collar – Laser Dub
Wing – Shimmer Fringe
Head – Flymen Fish Skull

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Baby Gonga – Charlie Craven

Below is from Charlie, haha.
“I can’t take all the credit for the Baby Gonga. It was in fact given to me by an Angel who visited me in my sleep. The Angel told me that the streamer was a gift from God herself. The Angel went on to say that I am the chosen one who is tasked to share it with the world. Behold the Baby Gonga here in all its holy glory.”

Materials list:

HOOKS: TMC 5262 #8

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Crazy Dad – McFly Angler

From McFly Angler:
“This small crawdad streamer works so well, I was catching fish I want even targeting with it. I went out fishing for carp, and got a carp and even some smallmouth bass. In fact, the carp I caught on this fly was 30″ long, and the largest bass I caught that day was a good 3.5lbs. Most crayfish patterns are larger sized streamers, that are heavy and hard to cast. This fly is refreshingly light, and small. Easy to cast, and also easy for fish to swallow. When targeting carp or trout, sometimes too large is a bad thing.”

Materials list:
Hook: TMC 9395 in size 10
Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 in Brown
Claws: Rubber Legs (preferably two tone)
Dubbing: STS Trilobal Dub
Weight: Gold Dumbbell Eye 4mm or 5/32″
Top Wing: Fox Fur
Adhesive: Solarez “Bone Dry” UV Curing Resin

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Lowrider Sculpin – Doug McKnight

Doug Mcknight is a Fly Tyer, Artist, and Guide from Livingston, Montana. Doug is also a fly designer for Umpqua feather merchants, and you can check out his website at

Materials list:

Hook: Wapsi Super Jig Hook
Thread: Flat waxed nylon
Tail: Olive zonker strip
Belly: Mouse Grey Zonker strip, rainbow crystal flash
Fins: Dyed Olive pheasant saddle feathers
eyes: large mono nymph eyes
Head: Dark olive furry foam, glued with Zap Goo

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Murdich Minnow Variant

From Piscator Flies:
“The Murdich Minnow was designed by Bill Murdich who also developed the Murdich Wrigger. Both are great fly patterns for warm water species like smallmouth and largemouth bass. The fly was originally tied for fishing in saltwater for Striped Bass but has crossed over into warm and cold water fishing. Use an appropriate hook for the target species and color the fly so that you mimic that target’s food items.”

Materials list:

Hook: Gamakatsu DV314
Thread: White 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: Bucktail
Flash: Pearl & Silver Flashabou
Collar: Ice Dubbing UV pearl
Body: Pearl Estaz
Hackle: UV Pearl Polar Chenille
Eyes: 7.0mm Living Eyes Wind

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Flies Around the Net – August 2017

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Filed under Classic, Deer Hair, Dry Fly, Foam, Hoppers, Pike, Saltwater, Streamers, Trout flies