#150 – Cast Hope

#150 Cast Hope - Selene Dumaine

#150 Cast Hope - Selene Dumaine

Tied by: Selene Dumaine
Originated by: Selene Dumaine

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #4 or #6
Thread: White
Body: Holographic lateral scale
Belly: Silver pheasant crest
Throat: Purple hackle
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: Four pink saddle hackle
Shoulder: Blue / black hued silver pheasant flanked by a shorter silver pheasant barred feather
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: During the opening weekend of the American Fly Fishing Museums “Graceful Rise” exhibit in Manchester Vermont in June 2011, Selene was asked to make a donation to Casting For Recovery. She created this fly pattern the same day in the rain and cold, a unique and heartfelt contribution for CFR.

The holographic lateral scale body is used to represent the dynamic nature of a serious illness, yet the calming hues of hope with greens, pinks and yellows. When you try to focus on the material to describe the color it changes giving the viewer a glimpse of what Selene thinks hope would “look” like.

Selene Dumaine Selene Dumaine – Selene Dumaine, born the year Carrie Stevens died, is an accomplished fly tyer dedicated to practicing traditional methods of fly tying, as well as originating new patterns to closely replicate the naturals found on her home waters of Maine.
[visit Selene’s streamer page on Streamers 365]



  1. Alan Yuodsnukis says:

    Selene, your work is, as always, fabulous!

  2. […] a glimpse of what hope might look like, check out Selene Dumaine’s streamer “Cast Hope,” a donation to Casting For […]

  3. Kelly L says:

    STUNNING fly!!

  4. A wonderful streamer for a great cause.

  5. Eunan says:

    This is one of my favorite flies of the project…great colors!

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