Basics to Tying an Articulated Streamer
Several people have asked me to show how to attach articulated streamers. Although I don’t mind showing how I do it, the best thing for anyone to do is purchase Kelly Galloup’sTying Articulated Streamers . Kelly is certainly one of the best in the country at this stuff.
Here are a couple shots that show the materials, I use, for attaching the front and rear hooks and a couple shots of the process.
- A completed rear section of an articulated fly (just make it up as you go)
- 5x Floro- (The materials can be pulled tight with floro)
- Red beads (go to Hobby Lobby and buy them in bulk)
- .015″ Bead Stringing Wire (can’t beat it for $7.00 @ Hobby Lobby)
- Front Hook (I like to use straight eye’s and short….think saltwater)
- Slide the wire through the eye of the rear hook and pull (this will make a pocket/bend in the wire. But not too tight. You will know when it is right)
- Add 3 or 4 or the red beads (really any color works)
- Tie the wire into the front hook (be sure the eyes of both hooks are level with each other)
- Run the wire through the eye of the front hook
- Wrap the floro to the eye of the front hook and capture the wire
- Fold the wire back toward the rear of the hook
- Wrap the floro to back of the front hook and capture the wire on the bottom at the same time
- Add some super glue to smooth out the wraps and give some bite to the materials