Tag Archives: streamer

The Grizzly King

This fly is an old favorite that seems to surface every few years and then disappear for awhile. Part of the reason is that wet flies have fallen out of fashion and the Grizzly King is an old wet fly. … Continue reading

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The Edson Tigers

This set of streamers is a companion set created in 1929, coincidently the year of another stock market crash. The light and dark versions of these old bucktail streamers are found in most recipe books, better stocked fly shops and … Continue reading

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Black Ghost Marabou Streamer

The Black Ghost Marabou streamer, great fly! Herb Welch created the original Black Ghost in the 1920’s. Herb is considered to be the inventor of the streamer fly by some people and while his designs may have originated in the … Continue reading

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The Shufelt Special

When I called Bob Shufelt of Greenville, Maine to ask him about his famous creation, he was friendly and willing to tell me that he designed the fly almost 40 years ago and kept it a secret for over a … Continue reading

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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 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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