Stayner Ducktail

 The Stayner Ducktail 

The Stayner Ducktail 

Pattern Recipe:

Hook: 3 or 4x long streamer hook (pictured is an Allen S420BL in size 10) in size 6-14
Thread:  Black 6/0
Tail:  Orange hackle fibers (1/2 shank length)
Body:  Fine or medium (matched to the size of the hook used) olive chenille (variegated yellow and olive for a light version)
Ribbing:  Small gold mylar
Wing:  Natural mallard flank feather tied flat extending to end of the tail (optional - substitute a wood duck flank feather wing for light version)
Beard:  Orange hackle
Head:  Black thread

Note:  Some versions of this pattern call for red hackle fibers for the tail and throat