If you’re anything like me and prefer to fish a streamer over a chironomid when fishing lakes, then here’s a pattern that I’ve found a lot of confidence over the last few years. This is one of those patterns that I always have tied on during the spring on the lakes. Although I tie it unweighted, feel free to add some eyes or a small bead. I find this fishes best throughout the spring and is best fished with an intermediate sinking line, either trolled or casted and retrieved.
Hook: Size 8-12 streamer hook (curved or not, it doesn’t seem to matter)
Thread: 8/0 black Uni
Tail: Olive ostrich or marabou
Body: Olive ostrich or marabou
Rib: Copper wire – brassie
Dubbing ball: Olive hairline dubbing
Collar: Hungarian Partridge