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    • Liggett Special Bucktail
      I first saw this fly pattern years ago while reading an article on GlobalFlyFisher written by Mike Martinek. Mike stated that he preferred to fish the Liggett Special over the Mickey Finn and claimed it as one of his all-time favorite bucktails. The bucktail was named for one Mr. Liggett, a Hathaway Shirt Co foreman. ...Continue reading
    • Martinek, Warner and Leight Flies on Auction
      This is another post for those of you hunting for some new streamers for your collection. We found a few nice specimens from Mike Martinek, Jim Warner, and Larry Leight. Larry Leight Streamer Flies Larry Leight West Trout Brook You can check out the rest of the streamers he has on offer here – Larry ...Continue reading
    • 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 baitfish imitation that has been effective for Maine’s landlocked salmon and trout species. Tie this ...Continue reading
    • 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 of his collectable items including an original Carrie Stevens Gray Ghost (originating from Don Palmer’s ...Continue reading
    • 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 by a small bunch of white bucktail Throat: Golden pheasant crest (white schlappen) Underwing: A ...Continue re […]
    • 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 looped down eye which makes for a nice spot to secure a hair wing. #98:2013 ...Continue reading

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The Miss Megan Boyd

Posted by nwflytyer on November 2, 2014

Need to finish lacquering the heads…but here are a couple versions of my interepretation of the Jimmy Younger pattern honoring the late Megan Boyd.

Megan Boyds

Here is the recipe:

Tag:  Fine oval silver tinsel and dark royal blue blue silk

Tail:  Golden pheasant crest and blue hackle tip

Butt:  Black ostrich herl

Ribbing:  Medium oval silver tinsel

Body:  1/3 yellow seal’s fur, 2/3 blue

Hackle:  Royal blue cock hackle over blue seal’s fur

Throat:  Dyed blue guinea

Wing:  Golden pheasant tippets, back-to-back; married strips of yellow and blue goose, bustard; bronze mallard

Cheeks:  Jungle cock

Topping:  Golden pheasant crest

 

 

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Rogan’s Fancy

Posted by nwflytyer on April 22, 2012

Rogan's Fancy

Rogan’s Fancy

Pattern recipe as per E.J. Malone

Tag: oval silver and orange floss

Tail: G.P. crest and tippets

Butt: black Ostrich

Body: 1/3 orange floss, 1/3 orange Seal’s fur, 1/3 claret Seal’s fur

Rib: broad flat gold and medium oval silver tinsel

Hackle: dark claret

Throat: Blue Jay

Wing: G.P. tippets, G.P. tail, Married strips of red, white, blue, and green Swan, Pintail, Bronze Mallard over

Sides: Jungle Fowl

Cheeks: Kingfisher

 

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Another Pitcroy Fancy

Posted by nwflytyer on April 22, 2012

I cannot quit tying the Pitcroy Fancy.  I had this pattern in mind for this hook awhile ago, and I finally tied it.  This one tied on a No. 8 Chestertown…

Pitcroy Fancy - Chestertown No. 8 hook

I’ve been playing with some new features on some photo editing software.  This is the result of applying the “1960’s” finish to the photo.  I thought it gave it a pretty neat look…

Pitcroy Fancy

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