#286 – Tomahawk

#286 Tomahawk - Steve Labrecque
#286 Tomahawk – Steve Labrecque

Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 146 – 147

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: White
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Red floss
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: blue hackles flanked by slightly shorter red hackle
Shoulder: Golden pheasant green back feathers
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black (with red band)

Notes: The green iridescent back feather of the golden pheasant isn’t used frequently, but is fitting for creating the cheeks and shoulders of feather-wing streamers such as Carrie Stevens’ Tomahawk. The Lady Amherst pheasant also possesses some similar iridescent feathers that could be used as an alternative. The wing combination is quite unique, and the fusion of the red and blue can produce some interesting tones of pink and purple.

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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