Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Carrie Stevens Patriotic Series Streamers

A little while ago I was asked to tie some flies for auction at the Deerfield Spey Day. So, over the last week or so I got to tying the patriotic series of streamers from Carrie Stevens, which are published in the book Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon flies by Hilyard and Hilyard. If you don't own the book, and can track one down at a reasonable price, I highly recommend it


Anyways, here are the flies from the series, in alphabetical order; all are tied on Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Carrie Stevens Rangeley Style Streamers hooks, size 1 8xl.

America

Casablanca


General MacArthur


Victory


The Set

I actually tied two sets, the other is for sale here


The Patriotic Series was also featured on Streamers365 last year, tied then by Darren MacEachern, along with a nice Casablanca Variant That project is still on going, though this year at a much smaller scale, 2-3 flies per week! Definitely worth checking it out. The flies this year are predominantly hair/fur wing flies, rather than whole feather wings.

I have also concocted a plan to re-tie these streamers with an international twist, and will be doing so over the next few days. No prizes for guessing how they're gonna look, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

You'll probably find a lot more activity from me on the blog for the rest of the year too. I've almost finished writing my PhD thesis, so once that is out of the way, I'll be doing a lot more fly tying and perhaps some fishing too somewhere along the way!

In the interim, you can check out my facebook and instagram pages from the links at the top left. Give a follow to each page too.

Thanks

Eunan 



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    1. MacA and Victory are my favorites of the set.....

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  2. Victory is pretty rippin too! Definitely my second favorite. I wish I could tie like this, 'cause these are streamers I'd use!

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    1. It is a lot easier than you'd think....Next one i'll do a Step by step and post it...you'll see then how easy it is.

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