#345 – Jungle Queen

#345 Jungle Queen - Don Bastian

#345 Jungle Queen – Don Bastian

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 BastianDon 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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10 Responses to #345 – Jungle Queen

  1. Don Bastian says:

    Hi everyone;
    I really appreciate your comments, compliments, and kind words on this pattern. I am pleased that you enjoy it, and I thank you for taking the time to comment! Cheers, everyone!

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  3. tedora says:

    Happy weekend and regards from Switzerland.

  4. sallykwitt says:

    They are so pretty, no wonder the fish like them!

  5. Milan says:

    Good job! Looks great!

  6. Kelly L says:

    Don, this is a MAGNIFICENT fly. I am in awe. LOVE IT!!!

  7. donfre says:

    Just beautiful as always. You are sooo skilled in making these

  8. Joel Stansbury says:

    Don, super job as always. I know you are recuperating, and i hope this finds you feeling much, much better.
    Cheers, Joel
    P.S. Jokes are on the way.Laughter is the best medicine.

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