Hook: Mustad 3907A #2
Tag: Wide silver mylar tinsel
Body: Red floss
Rib: Narrow silver mylar tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red, then yellow hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 strands of peacock herl
Wing: 4 gray hackles
Underwing support: Gray hackle fibers
Shoulder: Blue-green peacock breast feather
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black (with Orange band)
Notes: The Pirate is one of the more striking Carrie Stevens patterns with the quite colorful blue peacock feather. Based on the records kept by those catching salmon on the upper dam pool, the fly makes it debut around 1931. Surely this one is tied to not only catch the salmon but also the angler.
Oh, It’s also “International Talk Like A Pirate Day“, so sit down at your tyin’ desk and whip up a batch o’ these great lookin’ streamers t’ use on your next trip t’ troll for landlocked fish ye scurvey dawgs.
Peter 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]