#348 – Blue Devil Var.

#348 Blue Devil Var. - Marcelo Morales
#348 Blue Devil Var. – Marcelo Morales

Tied by: Marcelo Morales
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999)

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 8/0
Body: Red floss
Rib: Orange floss
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Orange schlappen then blue hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: 2 orange hackle flanked by shorter blue hackle
Shoulder: Barred partridge feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black (with orange band)

Notes: This version of the Blue Devil comes from ‘Forgotten Flies‘ and the dressing is derived from Carrie Stevens’ notes. There are several versions of the pattern included in the book and differ slightly from the pattern listed in Hilyard’s book ‘Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies‘. The changes from the original are minimal. Carrie tied her Blue Devil’s using silver flat tinsel in both the tag and rib. She also used a brown and white barred feather from the ruffed grouse for the shoulder. Marcelo ties his devils using a barred feather from a Hungarian partridge.

Marcelo Morales – I began fly fishing in the early seventies. Jorge Donovan and Bebe Anchorena were my mentors, they were fantastic casters and know the rivers intimately. Both were very good friends of Joe Brooks and it was from him that they learnt the way of the big streamers and monster browns. Just to make my life easier, I build bamboo rods and fish them a lot along my country. My mother paints watercolors, and my father painted with oils when he was young so I think fly fishing in my case is another form of art and I try to feel like an artist creating something unique every time I tie a fly, build a rod or fish.
Buenos Aires Anglers
[visit Marcelo’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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