Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Handfull Of "Worry"

Here are a few simple ingredients used to create a pretty effective bucktail streamer. The "Wardens Worry" was first tied in 1930 by Joseph Stickney of Saco, Maine. The original pattern called for a body of wool, "picked out". I could not find such material and used yarn. While I have not fished this pattern here that much, and when I do it's in ponds and lakes where it works on smallmouth and crappie. I have fished it many times in rivers and streams in Maine and with good success with brook trout and landlocked salmon.


"Wardens Worry"



This is the first day of Spring 2013. A small stream that wont be seeing dry fly action for awhile. Happy Spring all.

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21 comments:

  1. Multiply that snow fall by a factor of 7 and you have my first day of spring on the coast of Maine..GRRRR....

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    1. penbayman,
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      Wow, heavy stuff. good for the ground water though.

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  2. Hi Alan!

    Looks like a "handfull" of good streamers! It looks as if the fry fly fishing is somewhat delayed for you to. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The Jassid Man,
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      Streamers that really work. Maybe fishing this weekend.

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  3. Some very nicely tied bucktails there! I love seeing those old streamers with history. Thanks for sharing them

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    1. Mark,
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      They don't get much play here, but do well in the Pine Tree state.

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  4. Very Nice Ties Brk Trt...Yet another pattern I will have to give a look at in the vise and on the stream.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      I could see them working well on the Island, as well in the north country.

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  5. I think it's funny that your tying the warden's worry during Ct's poaching (closed) season.

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    1. Swamp Yankee,
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      ENCON could use all the help they can get.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      It sure was pretty up there.

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  7. Those are really pretty flies. Great pics too. I'm a fan of a good snow as long as it doesn't stick around for weeks.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
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      Pretty and effective. About this time of year I've just about had it with the snow.

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  8. Seen this old pattern before, but, never tied or fished it. That just might have to change this year!

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    1. Rainbow Chaser,
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      Mel tie some up and give them a shot in those Colorado streams.

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  9. Those are some nice looking streamers! It's the same story for spring around here unfortunately.

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    1. Bill,
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      I think Mr. Phil was a tad off in his prediction.

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  10. Alan
    It looks like that stream will be a while before one can wet a fly there. What would be the size of those streamers for small streams verses a tailrace?

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      The streamers in this post are tied on number 10 hooks. Most streamers for small streams I tie in size 10 and 12. In larger waters I'll use streamers from size 4 to 10.

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