How to Tie: The Creamsicle Jig

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Fly Fish Food gives us a great tutorial on how to tie the Creamsicle Jig.

Learn About This Fly:

Difficulty: Intermediate

The Creamsicle Jig, a streamer that gets its name, well….you guessed it, because of its color. Golden or cream colored streamers provide an added option to your fly box and are a great representation of bait fish found in our creeks and rivers. Due to the way this fly is tied, it will ride hook point up. A blessing in disguise if you know what I mean.

The beauty of the Creamsicle Jig is the fact that it can be fished like a normal streamer or dead-drifted on a nymphing rod. Often when the word “streamer” is mentioned, we automatically think it needs to be stripped to imitate an injured bait fish. That is not always the case. Dead-drifting streamers can often provide as much if not more success than stripping the fly.

One look at this fly and you may think to yourself, “oh its just a golden wooly bugger.” You’re not wrong, the Creamsicle Jig resembles a wooly bugger very closely and is fished basically the exact same way. The biggest advantage with this fly is the fact that it rides hook point up as mentioned previously. This is by far one of the easiest and arguably most effective streamers to tie for new and experienced fly fishermen and women.


  • Hook: TMC 708 Keel Streamer Hook – 6
  • Bead: Firehole Stones Matte Slotted Tungsten Beads – Fl. Creampuff – 4.5mm
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier – Wood Duck
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier – Dark Brown
  • Lead: Lead Wire Spool – .020
  • Tail 1: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou – Burnished Golden Tan
  • Tail 2: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou – Fl. Creamsicle Orange (UV)
  • Body: Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille – Gold
  • Collar 1: Medium UV Polar Chenille – Gold
  • Collar 2: Whiting 4B Hen Saddle – Medium Ginger
  • Tools Used: Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Now you know how to tie the Creamsicle Jig.

Video and Ingredients courtesy of Fly Fish Food.

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