Category Archives: Darren MacEachern

Songo Smelt Bucktail Fly Tying Pattern

The Songo Smelt is a sweet little bucktail perfect for casting out in search of cruising landlocked salmon, brook trout and bass. The fly gets its name from the Songo River in Maine, a short river that flows into Sebago … Continue reading

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John Gierach’s Little Brown Trout Bucktail

“The solution to any problem — work, love, money, whatever — is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” -John Gierach John Gierach’s Little Brown Trout is a classic for both bass and … Continue reading

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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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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 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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Tying the Black Ghost Marabou

The Black Ghost Marabou is a simple to tie fly that is a killer on both lake and stream. The Black Ghost has it’s roots in Maine’s Rangeley region and was designed by the famous fly tyer Herb Welch back … Continue reading

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