Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Patriot Streamer

This fly is a streamer that was developed by Steve Leavitt of Newburgh, ME.  Steve and his brother Jim Leavitt fish EagleLake on the Allagash Waterway every year.  The Patriot streamer has become a trolling favorite in their small circle … Continue reading

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The Barnes Special

This fly is an old favorite and has a well-deserved reputation in Maine.  It has a double wing; the inside feathers are yellow and the outside ones are grizzly.  I’ve always felt that this two color arrangement gives a three … Continue reading

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The Alexandra

This fly is another old one, the Alexandra. You can research this one on the net, if the legend is to be believed, this fly was banned from fishing derbies in Great Britain. I have the recipe in my father’s … Continue reading

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The RayJens

This fly is an old favorite but little known gem that needs to be revived. I found out about this great fly when I walked into Mike Holt’s Orvis shop, Fly Fishing Only in Fairfield, Me one day. Mike has closed … Continue reading

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The Pretty Young Wife

This fly is one I developed because I wanted a pink emerger.  You see a lot of pink among steelhead flies because of the pink in a Rainbow trout’s coloring.  The color is common in saltwater flies because it occurs naturally … Continue reading

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The Wood Special

This fly is an old New England favorite, the Wood Special.  Joe Sterling of Danforth, ME developed the fly in the early 1960’s.  Joe also created the famous Joe’s Smelt streamer, I’ll write about that one in a future column.  … Continue reading

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