New Jersey fly tier Mike Appello borrowed elements from both Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer and Ken Abrames’s Flatwing saltwater flies to create the slim and flashy Allison Streamer. The pattern imitates a variety of baitfish, especially trout or salmon fry, which are often plentiful in the spring.
Hook: 3X-long streamer hook (here, a Partridge DF4AF), size 8.
Thread: Gray, 3/0.
Tail: Dun and grizzly saddle hackles.
Body: Pearl Midge Diamond Braid.
Collar: Pearl Flashabou, 5 or 6 strands.
Hackle #1: Dyed-red hen-neck hackle.
Hackle #2: Mallard flank feather.
Head: Tying thread.