Fly Tying Patterns: Black Nose Dace Streamer

Ace of Spades - Fly Tying Pattern
  • Hook: Streamer #4 - 12
  • Thread: Black 6/0
  • Tail: Red Wool
  • Rib: Oval Silver
  • Body: Silver Tinsel
  • Wing: Bucktail; Brown over Black over White

  • Tying Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tied by D. Howard
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Tied originally by Art Flick, this Streamer pattern, although called a "Dace", Art has said it is intended to imitate a minnow on which Trout are quite happy to feed on. There are other authors who claim that it also resembles many small bait fish that include Chub and Dace.

Probably best fished during the end of the season when Trout are bulking up on a protein-rich diet.

Like many streamer patterns, the head is large when compared to many trout patterns but has to be neatly tied with the angle of each pinch of bucktail carefully cut to allow a clean transition from material to hook shank. The head is then finished with enough coats of very dilute Sally Hanson's Hard as Nails varnish, then a coat of regular Hard as Nails and finally a coat of black varnish, allowing each coat to thoroughly dry before the subsequent coats are applied.