#26 – Casablanca Variant

#26 Casablanca Variant - Ryan Houston
#26 Casablanca Variant - Ryan Houston

Tied by: Ryan Houston
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Sources: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 130 – 131

Hook: Mustad 3665A #1
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Underbelly: White bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Four white hackles flanked each side by violet badger hackle
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black with red band

Notes: This is a wonderful variant of Carrie Stevens Casablanca. The Casablanca is one of 4 patriotic streamers that Carrie originated. The others included in the collection are America, General MacArthur and Victory. The original Casablanca shared the same head pattern with the other streamers in the series, featuring red, white and blue bands.

Ryan Houston Ryan Houston – I am a Veterinary surgeon working in Co. Fermanagh in Northern Ireland but if I didn’t have to work I would spend all day fishing and tying flies. I grew up fishing the river Lagan and we had an active competetion scene that forced me to become innovative in my fishing and fly tying. I won the ITFFA national rivers championship and represented Ireland at age 20 then 2 years later I repeated that success.
Ryan Houston Fly Tying
[visit Ryan’s streamer page on Streamers 365]



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