High Roller – Original Streamer

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/

The High Roller, a Don Bastian original streamer design. Photo by Darren MacEachern, courtesy of Streamers365.com.

The High Roller, a Don Bastian original streamer design. Photo by Darren MacEachern, courtesy of Streamers365.com.

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!

http://www.classicflytying.com/index.php?showtopic=45581&hl=%2Bhigh+%2Broller

High Roller

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

Head:              Black

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.

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