by Russ Maddin
Mad Pup Streamer Pattern
Tie in your thread near the rear of the hook
Start building your tail stiffing agent
Tie eyes 2/3 of the way up hook on the bottom
Tie in wool on bottom use the long tip portion of the wool so that it extends to the mid point of the buck tail. DO NOT CUT ANY EXCESS MATERIAL!
It may be necessary to tie in smaller clumps of wool one on each side of the hook for the overall aesthetics of the fly.
Mix and match colors for a mottled effect
Tie in clump of wool on top of hook in front of the eyes let wool from around hook by pushing it back HARD repeat process until none of the hook is showing
* Trimming Tips: Use a scissor with a long blade, make definite cuts, start at one side of the fly lay your scissor along the side you chose and cut strait back, repeat on the other side. On the bottom of the fly hold scissors on a 45 degree angle and cut straight back to the rear of the fly repeat on top. At this point you should have something resembling an arrowhead. Start rounding the edges to form minnow type head.
Russ Maddin has caught countless numbers of fish with this Mad Pup pattern, both salt water and fresh. It has become a staple pattern in his fly box for years. He shares this pattern with you hoping that it will bring you the same success.
Check out the Step-by-Step video of Russ Maddin tying his Circus Peanut