Dirty Hippy by Charlie Craven

This is a streamer created by Charlie. He first posted about it back in 2019. But here is what Charlie said when he posted.

“Here is my latest streamer pattern: Craven’s Dirty Hippy. I first started developing this fly after a trip to the Missouri River in Craig, Montana. It was on this trip that I started to appreciate streamer patterns that went a little beyond the usual Wooly Bugger variations and branched into more sparsely tied realistic small fish profiles. To that end, I promptly started playing with streamer patterns of this ilk upon my return home and the final result is now known as the Dirty Hippy. The name is garnered from my new wife, a tree huggin’, liberal-minded not-really-so-dirty Dirty Hippy. She’s turned out to be good for my conservative side and the fly has turned out to be good for my soul…tie some up and see what it does for you.”

Hook: #4 TMC 5263
Thread: 3/0 Tan Danville Monocord
Cone: Large Copper Brass Cone
Weight : .025 Lead Wire
Flash: Gold, Copper & Pearl Flashabou
Belly: Cream Temple or Arctic Fox Body Fur
Wing: Tan Marabou
Collar: Bonefish Tan Artic Fox
Face: UV Tan Ice Dubbing
Eyes: 3/16″ Gold Adhesive Holographic Eyes
Adhesive: Tear Mender
Marker Barring: Sepia & Orange Prismacolor Marker

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