#170 – Green Drake

#170 Green Drake - Peter Simonson

#170 Green Drake - Peter Simonson

Tied by: Peter Simonson
Originated by: Carrie G. Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 136 – 137

Hook: Edgar Sealey 1797B 1/0
Tag: Wide silver metal tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Rib: Narrow silver metal tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 strands of peacock herl
Wing: Black hackle flanked by slightly shorter green hackle
Shoulder: Gadwall flank
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black (with Orange band)

Notes: The Green Drake is one of the lesser known Carrie Stevens streamers. The fly is a beautiful dark blend of black flanked by the green hackle and uses the gadwall flank for the shoulder, nicely defining the gill plate. If you can not find gadwall, then pintail, teal or mallard is a suitable substitution for the streamer.

Peter SimonsonPeter Simonson – Peter has been fly tying for about 13 years, initially just creating flies needed for fishing. He enjoys tying Rangeley style streamers. He became interested in tying these flies in about 2006. Peter has tied at the International Fly Tying Symposium and a few of his flies appear in John Mordock’s “Fly Fishing Two-Story Lakes and Reservoirs.”
[visit Peter’s streamer page]

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2 Responses to #170 – Green Drake

  1. Joel Stansbury says:

    Peter, as always, an outstanding job! Great head!

  2. Gary says:

    Very nice I love green and yellow flies for June July fish….

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