Category Archives: Streamers

Fly Tying the Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

The Egg Sucking Ice Tiger is a great steelhead / salmon fly that can be tied either using a standard saltwater or steelhead hook, or on a leashed shank fly. You’ll need to use a clipped shank or an OPST Steelhead shank to allow the cone to slip onto the shank. In this video, we tied the fly using a clipped saltwater hook and a wire leash. The pattern is more or less an egg sucking leach, but it is tied with a Spirit River UV dyed blue barred rabbit zonker and some icey Superfly marabou. While this fly is tied for steelhead, it would also make a perfect fly to tie on when you are targeting pike, bass and tarpon.

If you don’t have a tube vise to hold the shank, you can just use the regular vise jaws, but just be careful not to put too much pressure on the hook. Another alternative for shanks would be the OPST Shank Chuck Tool.

Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

Shank: 30mm shank or #2-2/0 hook
Bead: 1/4” Fl. Fire Orange cone
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Leash: 20lb braided intruder wire
Tail: Two-tone white/blue barred zonker
Collars: Black and dark blue marabou
Flash: Junebug Flashabou 15 strands
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Silver Dr. Blue schlappen

Streamers on Auction from the shop

I offer custom orders of patterns listed below as well and most Carrie Stevens, Bert Quimby, Lew Oatman, Herbie Welch and many others. Please contact piscatorflies[at]gmail[dot]com for inquiries. Flies can be tied on Partridge, Gaelic Supreme, Mustad (several models available 3907 A/B, R79, etc), Sealey & Sons and Allcock (limited availability).

Gray Ghost Streamer tied by Darren MacEachern

Gray Ghost
Gray Ghost

Big Ben Streamer tied by Darren MacEachern

Big Ben
Big Ben

I’ve also been wanting to start tying a few of the late David Mac’s patterns. I’m finding that I don’t have materials for most of his patterns as he used a number of exotic feathers in many of his creations. I did have a close enough inventory to attempt his Purple Kate.

Purple Kate Streamer tied by Darren MacEachern

Purple Kate
Purple Kate