#88 – Greyhound

#88 Greyhound - Dan Despres and Ted Patlen
#88 Greyhound - Dan Despres and Ted Patlen

Tied by: Dan Despres & Ted Patlen
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 136 – 137

Hook: Partridge CS15
Thread: White
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Red floss
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Peacock herl then white bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: 4 dun hackles
Shoulder: Jungle cock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Red with black band

Notes: Most notably about the Greyhound was the length it was tied traditionally. Original samples are often seen on hooks up to 12xl. Even for streamer tyers, these are long hooks. Another point to mention on the streamer is that the head was finished opposite of Carrie’s usual head style. The head is tied with a red base with a black band in the center. I also noted that the patterns was sometimes written as Gray Hound rather than the often seen Greyhound.

Daniel Despres Daniel Despres – I am an avid fly fisher, fly tyer and outdoorsman and have been for many years. As a youngster, I grew up in a supportive and loving family that was not much into either fishing or outdoor activities. Nevertheless, through self propelled interest and friends sharing the same hobby as I, fishing slowly but surely grew into a full time obsession. Throughout the years, I have fished many rivers and lakes in the province of Quebec.
[visit Daniel’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

Ted Patlen Ted Patlen – winner of seven fly-tying world championships, has demonstrated at fly-fishing conventions from the slopes of the Canadian Rockies to a 12th century Italian villa; as well as on a dusty parking lot in Roscoe, New York.
[visit Ted’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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