This streamer was posted on Streamers365.com on October 16th, 2012. It is an original streamer pattern that I created back in the spring of 1998 when I was tying what ended up being two-hundred-fifty-plus streamer and bucktail patterns for my involvement in the book, Forgotten Flies and the chapter titled, Checklist of Streamers and Bucktails. What a fun time, and wonderful opportunity to expand my range and diversity of tying streamers and bucktails. I enjoyed the challenges of tying these flies, such as the entire series of Keith Fulsher’s Thunder Creek minnow patterns; Joe Brook’s Blonde series, Bob Bibeau’s sparsely-dressed, multi-layered bucktail streamers that were created for Maine’s Sebago Lake, and a fair number of tandem streamers, new for me at the time. Forgotten Flies is where the Grizzly Orange streamer was initially published.
Here is the Streamers365.com link to the Grizzly Orange: http://streamers365.com/2012/10/290-grizzly-orange/
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Body: Medium flat gold tinsel
Belly: Sparse black bucktail to end of tail
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: Medium bunch of orange bucktail to end of tail, over which are two dark grizzly saddle hackles extending slightly beyond end of tail
Shoulder: Orange-dyed guinea fowl flank
Cheek: Jungle cock
The creation of the Grizzly Orange began with a single component – orange-dyed guinea fowl. I had an urge to use them for shoulders on a streamer. Once that was determined, the additional ingredients of grizzly and orange were combined to produce this pattern. It was created in 1998. Thanks for the great photo, Darren!