Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 6xl
Tag: A couple turns of red wire
Body: Flat copper tinsel
Rib: 2 red wires doubled
Underwing: Orange bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen tied top and bottom
Wing: 2 hot red hackles flanked by 2 grizzly dyed orange
Cheek: Jungle cock
Notes: Originally, Mike had tied the Fire Chief with a flat silver tinsel body, and had stuck to primiarily smaller casting sizes for the streamer. Sometime around 1997/98 Mike began tying the streamer with a copper tinsel body, and tied it in larger sizes for trolling. Ever since those small changes, it has been a proven trolling pattern for fall trout and salmon.
* Special thanks to Chris Del Plato for sharing this pattern from his collection.
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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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