#40 – Indian Rock

#40 Indian Rock - Peter Simonson

#40 Indian Rock - Peter Simonson

Tied by: Peter Simonson
Originated by: Carrie G. Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 138 – 139
Farrar’s illustrated guide book to the Androscoggin Lakes – Charles A. J. Farrar Pg. 167 – 168

Hook: #1/0 Sealey 1797B
Thread: Black
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Underwing: 6 stands peacock herl
Wing: 2 red hackles flanked by olive green hackle
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black (red with black band)

Notes: This has long been one of my favorite Carrie Stevens flies. The earthy mix of olive and red really make for an interesting look. These colors when wet remind me of somewhat of the small creek, brook trout I encounter often, and I’m lead to believe the colors may have been chosen for that effect. Indian Rock is a spot at the confluence of the Rangeley and Kennebago Rivers and sits across (south) from the camp of the Oquossoc Angling Association on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. This spot is said to have produced large brook trout in excess of eight pounds.

Peter SimonsonPeter Simonson – Peter has been fly tying for about 13 years, initially just creating flies needed for fishing. He enjoys tying Rangeley style streamers. He became interested in tying these flies in about 2006. Peter has tied at the International Fly Tying Symposium and a few of his flies appear in John Mordock’s “Fly Fishing Two-Story Lakes and Reservoirs.”
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2 Responses to #40 – Indian Rock

  1. Joel DeJong says:

    Once again, great looking streamer! I’m thinking the brookies would love the orange!

  2. Shoreman says:

    That’s a nice one. Like the orange color.


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