Tying Carrie Stevens’ Shang’s Special

Shang’s Special is one of 3 streamer patterns named in honor of Charles E. Wheeler by Mrs. Stevens. I’ve put together a tutorial on how I tie this streamer including how I assemble the wing. This is a unique streamer in that the wing is made from a large jungle cock nail rather than a hackle. Hope that you like this and I hope to bring more down the road.

Shang’s Special Rangeley Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 6xl
Thread: Black
body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Underwing: 6 strands peacock herl
Wing: 2 complete jungle cock nails
Shoulder: Red hen or duck
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Red (red with black band)



  1. Thanks for posting this Darren, always informative to see how accomplished tiers go about doing the different procedures.

    1. Thanks Barry. I’m sure we all put our own flair into the streamers but like you, I enjoy seeing how everyone else does it.

    1. Thanks Jim. It is a fun pattern to tie and a bit of a departure from the hackle winged streamers I normally tie.

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