#308 – Rangeley’s Pink Shadow

#308 Rangeley's Pink Shadow - Steve Labrecque
#308 Rangeley’s Pink Shadow – Steve Labrecque

Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Steve Labrecque

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver embossed tinsel
Body: Red floss
Rib: Silver embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Pink hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: 2 Hot pink hackles flanked by blue hackle flanked by furnace hackle
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: If you have been following the blog, and Steve’s streamers, it is no secret that he has been a fan of Carrie Stevens’ Tomahawk pattern, and has developed several of his own patterns using the pink and blue theme of the lionized streamer. Along with his Blue Back streamer (#129), this pattern has been a proven success and is recommended to be tied on the line during dark days. The many lakes throughout Maine’s Rangeley region have been Steve’s proving grounds for the streamer, bringing many unsuspecting trout and salmon out of the water for a glimpse of the atmosphere. In addition to the single hook, Steve also ties the fly in a tandem rig, and has several variations of the streamer including a silver bodied version which is rumored to work well with the salmon and trout of Scandinavia.

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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