#174 – Steve’s Red Devil (Var)

#174 Red Devil (Var) - Steve Labrecque

#174 Red Devil (Var) – Steve Labrecque

Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 144-145

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: White
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Red floss
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: 2 blue hackles flanked by red hackle
Shoulder: Barred wood duck
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: This is a bit of a variation of Carrie Stevens’ Red Devil using a barred wood duck feather on the shoulder of the streamer. Mrs. Stevens used a white and brown barred feather from a ruffed grouse and the head was finished with an orange thread band. While it isn’t a huge change in terms of materials, the barred wood duck really give the pattern a new spin and fits in quite naturally.

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.
[visit Steve’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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2 Responses to #174 – Steve’s Red Devil (Var)

  1. Jim Bennett says:

    A beutiful well tied fly…

  2. I am not a fisherwoman, but that fly is truly a thing of beauty, worth being framed in its own right.

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