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Oct 1 2008

Shushan Postmaster Contributor: DoubleHaul
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Classification: Freshwater
Category: Streamer
Bugs & Baits: Bait Fish
Fish: Trout
Color(s): Red Yellow
Recipe viewed 3492 times. Recipe ID: 987655514

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Hook
streamer 10 to 4 2x long
Thread
black
Tail
Turkey
Abdomen
yellow floss built cigar shaped
Rib
narrow gold tinsel
Wing
red (fox) squirrel
Throat
red hen hackle
Eye
jungle cock

This fly is an old time hair wing by Lew Oatman of Shushan, NY on the Battenkill River.  I'm a big Oatman fan.  I grew up about 15 miles downstream of Shushan so his creations are one of my flyfishing passions. Besides, I seem to have an endless supply of red squirrels that need to be "erradicated" from the homestead.

An excellent streamer any place where golden shinners are a food source.

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  • By: dcarp
  • Date: 10/02/08
Beautiful Fly!

The old timers would be proud of you Doublehaul. That is one nice baitfish imitation. Very nice taper on the body, perfect shoulder placement and a solid, well formed head.

I recently received a copy of "Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies" by Mr. Hilyard as a gift from a friend and have since become a big fan of the old time East Coast streamers.

Keep up the great work!

Dave (dcarp)
     DoubleHaul's reply:
         Thanks dcarp,
I own that book as well. It will keep you busy. If you ever finish tying everything in there, try Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing by Joe Bates.