#290 – Grizzly Orange

#290 Grizzly Orange - Don Bastian

#290 Grizzly Orange – Don Bastian

Tied by: Don Bastian
Originated by: Don Bastian
Source: Forgotten Flies 1999, Schmookler & Sils – Pg. 442

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley streamer hook 6xl #1
Thread: Red 8/0
Tail: Yellow hackle fivers
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Belly: Black bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Under-wing: Orange bucktail
Wing: 2 grizzly hackles
Shoulder: Guinea fowl dyed orange
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Red

Notes: Don designed the pattern for chasing the legendary land-locked salmon and brook trout of the Rangeley region of Maine. The colors of the streamer resemble the fall spawning phase of the brook trout.

Don BastianDon Bastian – Don was born and has lived in Pennsylvania all his life. He started fishing at about the same time he learned to walk. He has been tying flies and fly fishing since 1964. He has taught fly tying classes since 1987, has 16 years guiding experience, and has been operating his business, Bastian’s Angling Specialties since 1983.
Don Bastian Wet Flies | Don’s MyFlies.com profile
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4 Comments

  1. Don Bastian says:

    Thanks for your comment Eunan, glad you like this pattern!

  2. Jim Bennett says:

    Very nice fly Don,well thought out …

  3. Eunan says:

    Wow Don, this one is a beauty! Love the colors….they work so well together. Black buck tail and everything…Great fly!

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