Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Robert (Bob) Bibeau
Source: Tandem Streamers by Donald A. Wilson, – Pg. 98-99
Hook: Tandem rig (#4 Mustad 3399 hook up front, #4 rear hook being connected with wire cable)
Body: Red thread (floss used on single)
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Wing: Sparse red bucktail under white bucktail under yellow bucktail under black bucktail
Notes: Bob and his wife Frances moved to the Sebago area in 1959 landing in North Windham. Bob was a Maine fishing guide and he also tied streamers for L.L. Bean. The Bibeau patterns have a tend to be lightly dressed with bucktail with only a few strands being tied in at a time. This makes for a more durable fly as it’s less likely the hairs will pull out from the head of the fly. Many of the patterns include a red head, a nod to Frances’ fiery red hair. Steve says that the sparseness of Bob Bibeau’s patterns are ideal for the clear waters of Sebago Lake. Steve tied this one on the heavy side in order to photograph it and suggests it be tied sparser for fishing.
Steve Labrecque – Steve was born in the 50’s and has been tying streamers for over 35 years. He has one son and four grandchildren to pass on his fishing passion to. He has specialized in tandem streamers for many of those years but enjoys tying on long shank hooks as well. Steve was raised near the water and he grew up in the Sebago Lake area. Both his father and grandfather had fishing camps on the lake, and fishing and streamers run deep in his blood.
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