Catching up on another posting from Streamers365.com – September 24th, 2012 -I was fishing in Maine back on that date, I thought I would add the High Roller to the list of my original streamer patterns posted here. This has the same history of the Grizzly Orange as far as time and origin, but it’s a couple years older, and was field-tested. I created it for fishing in Maine in the mid-1990’s, (caught fish on it), then I added it to my list when I was working on the streamers for Forgotten Flies.
Here is the Streamers365.com link to the High Roller: http://streamers365.com/2012/09/268-high-roller/
I would like to credit Mike Boyer for the yellow throat. The original version did not possess this, but he posted my pattern on Classic Fly Tying Forum.com and added it to the pattern. I liked that myself, and added the yellow throat hackle to my Streamers365.com version of the High Roller. Thanks Mike!
Tail: Barred wood duck
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Rib: Fine oval gold tinsel
Body: Medium flat gold tinsel
Belly: Four strands of peacock herl followed by sparse yellow bucktail, both as long as the wing
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: Very sparse white bucktail over which are four olive green hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant body feather
Cheek: Jungle cock
This pattern was first published in Forgotten Flies in the chapter Checklist of Streamers and Bucktails. This pattern has been fished on the Roach River in Maine, and has hooked brook trout and salmon.