by Russ Maddin
Mad Pup Streamer Pattern
Material List for Russ Maddin’s Mad Pup Streamer
- Salmon Hook #2-2/0
- Thread: White 6/0
- Medium painted lead eyes
- Schlappen Feathers
- Tail Stiffening agent: Buck tail
- Wool for the Head
Tie in your thread near the rear of the hook
Tie in your feathers for the tail, you can also use rabbit. When tying a Mad Pup.
Start building your tail stiffing agent
Continue building your tail stiffing agent
Tie eyes 2/3 of the way up hook on the bottom
Tie in schlappen feather butt first and form a collar
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!
Tie in wool on top of hook using the same process as the last step. Note: TAKE YOUR TIME.
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.
Time to start stacking the wool for the Mad Pup, in pencil size groups. One at a time one on top and one on bottom. It may help to cut the wool down to working size if the fibers are extra long.
Mix and match colors for a mottled effect
Just behind the eyes tie in one group of wool on top of the hook and one on bottom making sure that the wool is butted up firmly against the eyes bring thread to front of eyes.
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
Breathe deep! Time to start trimming*
* 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