In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of tying the White Death streamer, created by Pennsylvania angler Jeff Blood. It’s a simple pattern that imitates a variety of species of shiner, which are prevalent in Great Lakes steelhead streams. As usual, Tim finds a way to make the pattern simpler and the tying process efficient and effective. The result is a durable streamer with a lot of action in the water. Both steelhead and trout anglers should get a lot of use out of this one.
Jeff Blood’s White Death
Hook: 2X-heavy, 4X-long streamer hook (here, a Mustad 9672), sizes 8-12.
Thread #1: Red, 6/0 or 140-denier.
Body: Silver Sparkle Braid or Mylar tubing.
Thread #2: Black, 6/0 or 140-denier.
Back/Tail: White rabbit Zonker strip.
Head: Black tying thread.
Adhesive #1: UV-cure resin.
Tag: Red tying thread.
Adhesive #2: UV-cure resin.
Tools: Two bobbins, large whip-finisher, regular whip-finisher.