#129 – Blue Back (Var)

#129 Blue Back Variation - Steve Labrecque
#129 Blue Back Variation - Steve Labrecque

Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Steve Labrecque

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel with fin silver wire
Body: Flat silver tinsel with medium silver wire
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Pink hackle fibers
Wing: 2 hot pink hackles flanked by silver Dr. blue hackle flanked by furnace hackle
Shoulder: Teal flank
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Topping: Peacock herl
Head: Black

Notes: When you see this streamer wet, it makes you want to jump into the nearest boat and troll the fly in hopes of landing the biggest fish of your life. Steve credits Carrie Stevens’ Tomahawk as his major influence for this pattern, a noble streamer to use as a jumping off point. I am enamoured with he blend of color in the wing and like the way Steve ties the wing on this version, low to engulf the body. The topping of peacock herl (use herl close to the eye of the quill) really completes this imitative streamer. Steve also ties a version of this with a scarlet red body ribbed with silver tinsel. It has been a proven fly for dark days trolled either on a single hook or tied in a tandem rigging.

steve labrecque 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.
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2 Comments

  1. Steve, this fly is probably my favorite of ALL the streamers I’ve seen you tie. The colors are simply breath taking. Outstanding design!

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