Candlefish Bucktail
Tied by Don Bastian

Candlefish Bucktail


Head:       Black, usually with white painted eye and black pupil
Body:       Medium flat silver tinsel. (or embossed, if no ribbing)
Rib:          Medium oval silver tinsel (optional)
Wing:        Lower third:  white, pale green,  pale blue polar bear hair.  The middle third is a small 
                bunch of medium red polar bear hair.  Over this pale blue polar bear hair,  pale green 
                polar bear hair. (Optional: a topping of French blue (or violet) polar bear hair may be added).
Source:     Bates, J. (1950, 1966, 1995) Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, p. 251