Veteran Michigan trout guide Tom Lynch (thefishwhisperer.com) created the D&D nearly 12 years ago, though its widespread popularity has blossomed only in the last five. Social media shots of it hanging in hook jaws from New Zealand to New York certainly fueled the buzz. More critically, when Orvis added the pattern to its lineup, the D&D became readily available over the counter to anglers who had never used one before. There are plenty of D&D tying tutorials on YouTube, but best of luck with those unless you’re really skilled at shaping spun hair. I’m not. To date, I’ve carved four D&D heads that have actually performed. The jointed body, which features lots of flash, a rattle, palmered bunny strips, and mallard flanks, is easy enough to tie. Every single element plays a role in giving the streamer its full profile, steering ability, and unique action, but mess up that head, and a perfect body means squat. Get it right, and the D&D will do things in water a lot of other streamers can’t.