#259 – Red and Grey Streamer

#259 Red and Grey Streamer - Mike Boyer
#259 Red and Grey Streamer – Mike Boyer

Tied by: Mike Boyer
Originated by: Mike Boyer based on the Red Grey Ghost by Hank Northridge and Harry Coronos

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 6xl
Thread: White 70 denier
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Red floss
Ribs: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Red goat
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: 4 bronze dun hackles
Sides: Wood duck flank
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The Red and Grey is actually a variation on the Red-Grey Ghost designed by Carl Sargent, of Orland, Maine, which is in turn a variation of Carrie Stevens’ Grey Ghost. Mike’s version substitutes a wood duck feather in place of the ghostly silver pheasant.

Mike Boyer Mike Boyer – I started tying flies for Trout in the early 1960’s. My folks bought me a little boxed fly tying kit from the local sporting goods store that included a Thompson vise, some hackles and various body and winging materials. A couple of my father’s friends taught me how to cast a fly, and the obsession with flies and fly fishing began.
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