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Pattern Black Ghost
Black Ghost
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Category Streamers
Entered Thu, 11 Nov 2004
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Hook: TMC 765 TC #2-10 Thread: 70 denier, Black Tail: Yellow Hen Saddle Hackle Fibers Rib: Flat Silver Mylar Tinsel, medium Body: Black Uni-Stretch Floss Beard: Yellow Hen Saddle Hackle Fibers Wing: 4 Chinese Rooster Neck Hackle Feathers, White Eyes: Jungle Cock Nails
Pattern Description
The Black Ghost is an old eastern streamer that has gained a bit of a following with the upswing in classic feather wing streamers. This is really a pretty simple tie, but has a few little hitches that can throw you off a bit, so I've included it here. I have tied this fly on the new Tiemco 765 TC hook, a loop eye streamer hook with the Tiemco Cutting Point. This hook is sticky sharp and the return wire for the eye makes a great platform for feather wing streamer like this. I have to admit, the charming limerick bend is also a big consideration for me, just because it looks so classy, and the black nickel finish appeals to me too. Tie some of these up and show our western trout something a little different.