#322 – Rangeley Sesquicentennial

#322 Rangeley Sesquicentennial - Eunan Hendron

#322 Rangeley Sesquicentennial – Eunan Hendron

Tied by: Eunan Hendron
Originated by: Gray Wolf
Source: Fly Tyer Magazine, Autumn 2005

Hook: Mustad R79 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Burnt orange floss
Rib : Silver flat tinsel
Belly: 4-6 peacock herls, bright orange bucktail, and purple bucktail
Throat: Orange schlappen
Underwing: Golden pheasant crest
Wing: 2 purple hackles flanked by shorter orange hackle
Shoulder: Blue peacock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Gray Wolf was asked to create a pattern to celebrate the Town of Rangeley, Maine’s 150th anniversary. He took on the request and created a marvelous streamer worthy of the event. The fly went on to capture the spotlight with numerous newspape articles in Maine and a showcase on the cover of the Autumn, 2005 issue of Fly Tyer Magazine. Gray Wolf tied several copies of the streamer to present to Governor of the State of Maine, the descendants of the Town of Rangeley’s founder, Squire Rangeley, one for a dear friend of his and the original was donated to the Rangeley Area Historical Society. It’s not surprising that there were numerous requests for the pattern, so much so that Gray Wolf decided to tie 50 of the streamers as collectors items. He used antique John Willis & Sons hooks, Japanese silk and the best jungle cock for the job. The streamers were framed in rustic wood frames along with a brass plaque to commemorate this special streamer.

Eunan Hendron – I’ve been tying flies since I was about 10 or 11, a direct progression from fishing stillwater team competitions with my father as a young boy. I began tying classic flies (wet, streamer and atlantic salmon) towards the end of 2011, having never tied them before. A pretty steep learning curve, not for the feint of heart, but many thanks are due to the members of various forums who gave me tips and constructive criticism to aid my progression.
Eunan’s Addicted to Vise blog
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5 Comments

  1. Awesome colors and happy to share!

  2. Eunan says:

    Thanks all.
    I’d never heard of Gray Wolf until this year…he has some great patterns. I believe this is the second one I’ve tied!

    Euan

  3. Jim Bennett says:

    I really love this one!!

  4. alan petrucci says:

    Well done.

  5. Kelly L says:

    It doesn’t get more colorful than that. That is one beautiful fly there Eunan!

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