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Blueback trout Thunder Creek Minnow

The Thunder Creek series of flies was created by fisherman and commercial tyer Keith Fulsher of Eastchester, NY. The fly was developed because he felt the standard minnow tying method of a large thread head with painted eyes didn’t properly … 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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Tying the Edson Dark Tiger Bucktail Streamer

The Edson Dark Tiger is a pattern developed by Bill Edson of Portland, Maine. The bucktail streamer is great for the NE landlocked salmon, brook trout, bass and other game species. The streamer is tied on a long 5xl hook … Continue reading

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Piccaso by Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Piccaso Fly Pattern Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley streamer hook #2 8xl Thread: Black FWN Tag: Silver embossed tinsel Tail: Black schlappen Body: Mixed UNI-yarn, black, brown and khaki Rib: Silver … Continue reading

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Jack Gartside Darkside

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley streamer hook 8xl, #2 Thread: Black, 6/0 Tag: Silver flat tinsel Body: Red floss Ribbing: Silver flat tinsel Underwing: Five strands of peacock herl white bucktail Wing: Matched furnace saddle or neck feathers Cheek: … Continue reading

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