Bluefox Salmon Streamer

Man lernt ja bekanntlich nie aus und daher durchsuche ich das Internet regelmässig nach Informationen bezüglich der Angelei auf den pazifischen Lachs. Dabei richtet sich mein Augenmerk im Speziellen auf die Fliegenfischerei und die den Rotlachs betreffenden Informationen. Folgenden Tipp habe ich gefunden: “Small Black Flies – these are a must for Alaska Fishing. Small black streamers tied on size 6 hooks or smaller also work well.” Das habe ich mir zu Herzen genommen und gleich ein paar Muster gebunden. Dabei ist mir ein spezielles Material in die Hände gefallen – tief in meiner Fellkiste habe ich ein Stück Winterfell des Blaufuchses (Bluefox) gefunden. Ein herrliches Material. Ganz weich und mit einem Blauschimmer an den Enden der Haare. Folgendes ist dabei entstanden – der Bluefox Salmon Streamer:

Material:

  • Hook: Tiemco TMC7999 #6 – #10 or similar
  • Tag: fluorescent green floss; variations: fluorescent red, orange, blue or other colors
  • Tip: –
  • Butt: –
  • Tail: –
  • Body: Ice Dub or diamonds braid black
  • Ribbing: –
  • Throat: Bluefox winter hair
  • Wings: Bluefox winter hair
  • Topping: –
  • Collar: Cock saddle hackle black
  • Head: Black thread

Tying instructions:

1. Tie in the fluorescent green floss on the shank in position of the hook point and trim the excess.

2. Tie the tag between the hook point and the barb. Tie in the black thread at the shank, fix the floss and trim the excess.

3. Tie in the ice dub at the end of the tag and wind the thread forward to the hook eye

4. Paint the hook shank with varnish or lacquer and build the body with the ice tub before the varnish is dried. Fix the ice tub about the hook eye long behind the eye and trim the excess.

5. Prepare the Bluefox hair for the throat about the hook eye to the hook point in length and tie in with 3 or 4 turns.

6. Prepare the Bluefox hair for the wings about 2 times the hook shank or body length and tie in with 3 or 4 turns.

7. Tie in the feather for the collar. Build the collar with two or tree turns with the feather, fix the collar and trim the excess.

8. Build the head and fix it with varnish or lacquer.

Variations:

Without collar

Without throat and with black fox wings

With black fox wings and black crow collar

With golden tag, green tip, short ripping body and black fox wings

With golden tag, green tip, black tail, ripping body and black fox wings

Several tag or tip colors

A little bit about colors:

The blue tag color doesn’t have a big contrast with the body color. Are you sure or is this only a special view? Yes, it is a special view – the view under normal conditions, which means with our human eyes and we can’t see any special contrast. But the most of the fish’s – especially pacific salmons too – see UV-colors and under these conditions there is a big contrast between the fluorescent blue tag color and the black body color.

For more information see: The ontogeny of ultraviolet sensitivity, cone disappearance and regeneration in the sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka; Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol 203, Issue 7 1161-1172, Copyright © 2000 by Company of Biologists; http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/abstract/203/7/1161

A little bit about bluefox hair:

The bluefox hair is basically black colored with blue-gray shining hair ends. The winter hair has many short black hairs at the ground of the coat. With this fleece there are only several long hairs with the blue-gray ends in the throat and the wings finally. This looks likes the ends of shrimp legs for example…