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Marabou Smelt (Dick Stewart) Tied by Darren MacEachern

The Marabou Smelt is a fly pattern created by author Dick Stewart. This pattern can be found on page 107 of Trolling Flies for Trout & Salmon authored by Dick Stewart and Bob Leeman. http://amzn.to/2CxAXMN The Marabou smelt is a … Continue reading

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Carrie Stevens Gray Ghost, Allcock Hooks and More

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted any Ebay auctions on the site, but there are some notable items up for bids this week. Friend of the site and streamer contributor Ken Craigue Jr. is selling a few … Continue reading

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Ryan Houston tied Carrie Stevens’ Gray Ghost

Tied by: Ryan Houston Originated by: Carrie Stevens Hook: #2 8xl Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Steamer Thread: White Tag: Flat silver tinsel Body: Orange floss / silk Ribbing: Fine flat silver tinsel Belly: 6 strands of peacock herl followed … Continue reading

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Alaska Mary Ann Bucktail

It is the official fly of the Alaska Flyfishers and has a storied past. I used a few hooks from my Mustad 9575 collection for this video. The hook is a similar style to the Mustad 3665A but has a … Continue reading

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Tying Alberta Al’s The Canada Streamer

The Canada streamer is another pattern from streamer tyer Alan “Alberta Al” Grombacher. The Canada is Alan’s ode to the famous red and white daredevil spoon. It is also a fly tied to honour his adopted Country, Canada, which he … Continue reading

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Tying Alan Grombacher’s Maligne Special

The Maligne Laker’s red and olive wing is an absolute slammer for fishing mountain brook and rainbow trout. Alan “Alberta Al” Grombacher designed the fly for the hard hitting trout of Maligne Lake. Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Tadpole Tied by Darren MacEachern

Darren ties the Rocky Mountain Tadpole during a live Youtube tying demo. Below are some shortcut links to various parts of the fly if you want to skip ahead. The video is on the long side at 50 minutes, but … Continue reading

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