Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 136-137
Hook: Mustad L87-3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: 2 bright green hackles flanked by badger hackle
Shoulder: Yellow golden pheasant feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This is one of Carrie Stevens’ lesser known patterns. Mrs. Stevens tied the head of the streamer black with a green band, a departure from the usual orange band seen on many of her creations. When Wendell Folkins took over Mrs. Stevens’ fly tying business, he continued to offer this pattern to customers, but tied the streamer using the signature orange band, and rather than the yellow golden pheasant feather for the shoulder, Mr. Folkins opted to use a heavily-barred church window body feather from a male ringneck pheasant. While this wasn’t a huge change, it did give the fly quite a different look. Another version of the streamer also exists in ‘Forgotten Flies‘ with the streamer being tied with a yellow and black lady amherst pheasant rump feather. Gary’s version varies only slightly from Mrs. Stevens’ original and features a bright green head and omits the throat of golden pheasant crest.
Gary Fraser – Born in Rural Cape Breton I had the luxury of growing up with some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world on my doorstep. I am a father of two, an avid outdoorsman, guide and owner of nsflyfishing.com a website used with other guides and anglers to promote fly fishing and fly tying here in Atlantic Canada. I have had little time on the water the last number of years with a young family and working away but things are coming together for a great 2012 season.
[visit Gary’s streamer page on Streamers 365]