Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 8xl
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: tiny bunch of lavender bucktail and a small bunch of white bucktail to the hook point
Throat: Golden pheasant crest short and white schlappen
Underwing: Peacock herl and a long golden pheasant crest 1/2 inch beyond the hook bend
Wing: 2 lavender hackle flanked by 2 soft blue hackles per side
Shoulder: Light purple dyed mallard flank
Cheek: Jungle cock
Notes: This is one of Mike’s Frequently requested patterns that he has designed in the Rangeley style back in 1979. This fly has done well being trolled on Grand Lake, where blue flies like the Blue Ghost also fair well. The streamer has also been know to work well on Lake Mooselookmeguntic.
* Special thanks to Chris Del Plato for sharing this pattern from his collection.
Mike Martinek Jr. – In the 1960’s a young Mike Martinek began attending the newly formed United Fly Tyers meetings in his home state of Massachusetts. Enamoured with streamer flies, a frequent subject at these meetings, he began tying the patterns of early streamer masters like Herb Welch, Bill Edson and Carrie Stevens. At one particular meeting, fly historian Austin Hogan took note and offered to take Mike under his wing, showing him the characteristic differences between particular styles of streamers like those of Mrs. Stevens.
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