Video: How to Tie Jeff Blood’s White Death

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.

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