Hook: Long shank of your choice or tandem rig
Thread: Red 8/0
Tag: Gold tinsel
Body: Pumpkin Orange floss
Rib: Gold tinsel
Belly: Orange bucktail
Throat: Red calf tail
Wing: 2 grizzly dyed yellow flanked by grizzly dyed green hackle
Topping: Peacock herl
Cheek: Green Mallard flank
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
* Variation has extra rib material and omits topping
Notes: Steve created the Sebago Perch and it’s variations in 2007 out of a need for an alternate bait fish imitation. When the natural smelt numbers plummeted, the game fish turned to the perch population in the lake to forage on. Steve put his many years of local knowledge and fishing experience to the vise and crafted this bright perch imitation. Steve also gives the nod to the Green Wonder as a streamer that was found to be productive after the spring smelts had run their course.
Steve Labrecque – Steve is 55 years old and has been tying streamers for over 35 years. He has one son and four grandchildren to pass on his fishing passion to. He has specialized in tandem streamers for many of those years but enjoys tying on long shank hooks as well. Steve was raised near the water and he grew up in the Sebago Lake area. Both his father and grandfather had fishing camps on the lake, and fishing and streamers run deep in his blood.
[visit Steve’s streamer page on Streamers 365]