#217 – Firefly

#217 Firefly - Dan Despres

#217 Firefly – Dan Despres

Tied by: Dan Despres
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 132 – 133

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: White
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Red floss
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Gray hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: 2 gray hackle flanked by yellow hackles flanked by orange hackles
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black with orange band

Notes: Dan has a distinctly eastern Canadian style of tying Carrie Stevens patterns. Dan is true to the original in material, changing up the presentation by staggering the 3 wing colours. Carrie’s original calls for only the orange hackle to be tied in slightly shorter. Dan was a bit of a happy accident so to speak. When Darren was beginning his planning of the Streamers 365 project, he wasn’t aware of Dan and his tying skills. After Dan won a random draw on the Streamers 365 Facebook page, Darren asked Dan to submit a couple patterns for the project.

Daniel Despres Daniel Despres – I am an avid fly fisher, fly tyer and outdoorsman and have been for many years. As a youngster, I grew up in a supportive and loving family that was not much into either fishing or outdoor activities. Nevertheless, through self propelled interest and friends sharing the same hobby as I, fishing slowly but surely grew into a full time obsession. Throughout the years, I have fished many rivers and lakes in the province of Quebec.
[visit Daniel’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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4 Responses to #217 – Firefly

  1. Bob Olszewski says:

    I went to tie this fly and noticed Hilyard’s book states it has an orange floss body as shown but calls for red floss. Just saying. Great job on this project.

    • pacres says:

      Thanks Bob. It’s possible I made the error, or copied it. I’ll check it our and find some other sources. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Mike Boyer says:

    Beautiful tie, Dan.

  3. Nice streamer.
    Those colors will sure draw the attntion of a few brook trout.

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