Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Streamer hook 8xl #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Body: Orange floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: 2 orange hackles flanked by grizzly hackle flanked by yellow hackle
Shoulder: Jungle cock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: While Michael is well known for his superb interpretations of Carrie Stevens’ patterns, he also has a impressive cache of Rangeley streamers he has designed. The GLS Special was designed for fishing Maine’s Grand Lake Stream region. The landlocked salmon there are known to feed on yellow perch and so Michael embedded some perchy features in his design in order to imitate the prey. Michael has spent quite a bit of time on the in the area fishing beside his father and mentor Moe Decoteau and dedicates this pattern to him.
Michael Decoteau – While growing up in the small coastal town of Belfast, Michael fished the local streams and remote ponds of western Maine with his father. His tying began at an early age, seated behind his father’s Thompson model B, and has now evolved into an occupation.
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