Tied by: Don Bastian
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard 138-139
Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Steamer 6xl
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Pink hackle fibers
Wing: 2 pink hackles flanked by grizzly hackle dyed yellow
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black (with orange band )
Notes: The Jungle Queen is one of Carrie Stevens’ patterns, but not much is known about the origins of the pattern. In Hilyards ‘Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies‘ the dressing is the same as Mrs. Stevens’ Yellow Witch. Other references to the Yellow Witch list the it with a white bucktail belly.
Don Bastian – Don was born and has lived in Pennsylvania all his life. He started fishing at about the same time he learned to walk. He has been tying flies and fly fishing since 1964. He has taught fly tying classes since 1987, has 16 years guiding experience, and has been operating his business, Bastian’s Angling Specialties since 1983.
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