Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Streamers, the Fly Tyers Art

Over the course of many years I have been able to collect many flies. The collection contains dry and wet flies, that have come to me from fly swaps, fly shops, tag sales, from anglers I have met along the streams etc. But my most prized collection is streamers. I have been able to collect these from some wonderful talented streamer tyers. The collection contains both featherwing and bucktail streamers.

Here I have posted but a few of my collection. In future posts I'll feature more of them. The following are featherwing streamers, they are crafted works of art.

BYR Smelt
This streamer was tied by Darren MacEachern of Ontario, Canada. It's a Don Bastian pattern.


Purple Haze
This streamer was tied by Gray Wolf. He is a tyer from Rangeley, Maine.


White Tiger
Another pattern tied by Gray Wolf.


Streamer by Duane Vig
The next two streamers were tied by Duane Vig. Duane also hails from Maine. It's unfortunate I do not know the names of these streamers.


Streamer by Duane Vig




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17 comments:

  1. Wonderful, I like the first two!

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      They are truly eye pleasing.

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  2. Fine streamers embody the beauty and craftsmanship of fly-fishing.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      Walt that's so very true.

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  3. Alan
    Truly outstanding work in the streamer dept. ----Have you got all to them displayed?? thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Bill I keep them in plastic card holders. Then I store them in plastic shoe boxes.
      I keep several on display in Riker Display Cases.

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  4. Some of my prized flies from swaps are actually your streamers. Your collection is outstanding and you know some talented tiers.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      Chris thanks for your kind comments. I have met some wonderful tyers at various fly fishing shows.

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  5. Lovely patterns..thanks for sharing Brk Trt

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      They sure are my friend.

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  6. the LAST one.....wow....that's a "MUST-TRY"... thanks for sharing....BTW.... whats the name of that last fly shown?

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    1. flyfisher1000,
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      I have to agree. I'm sorry, unfortunately I don't know the name of the fly.

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  7. I think they're beautiful but I really can't imagine catching anything with them.

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    1. Howard,
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      I'm sure they will catch fish, but most are designed to catch anglers.

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  8. Alan, I think the last streamer is a Light Vig's Tiger. The pattern I have also has an Edson gold cheek over the J.C. but otherwise looks pretty much the same. The other one, I have no idea.
    Cheers, Joel

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