Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Herbert Welch
Hook: Mustad 94720 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Butt: Mad in three parts using the rear third of the body. Rear quarter is peacock herl followed by white silk and the last quarter is peacock herl
Body: Red silk
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: Two dark red saddle hackles flanked by bronze furnace saddle hackle
Shoulder: Gray dun saddle hackletwo-thirds as long as the wing
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This is an intricate streamer created by Herbert Welch. It is named for the Cupsuptic Stream in the Rangeley region of Maine. The inspiration for the streamer came from a gifted fly from the U.K. and the design shares most of the complexity of Mr. Welch’s Kennebago Streamer (#67).
Bob (Robert) Frandsen – I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years.
I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer.
“The Blacker Compendium” | Robert’s site
[visit Bob’s streamer page on Streamers 365]