Monday, December 16, 2013

Lavender "Lace"

This weekends snow event allowed me to sit at the desk and tie up a few flies. Several of those flies were feather wing streamers. These flies can be very relaxing to tie. It can be quite enjoyable just selecting the materials being used. Lavender "Lace" may have the look of an attractor pattern, but it's colors and shape can represent a smelt when fished at various depths as well as the clarity of the water where fished.


Lavender "Lace"


Hook, Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer....Body, Red Yarn....Tag and Rib, Flat Silver Tinsel....Belly, Lavender Bucktail....Throat,Red Hackle....Wing, Two Pink, and Two Silver Badger Saddle Hackles....Cheeks, Jungle Cock.




19 comments:

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate the comment John.

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  2. Alan
    Your work on streamers are outstanding-----how many do you have framed? thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I only have a few that are framed by themselves. The rest are in Riker Boxes where there are multiple streamers framed. I also have many in plastic baseball card holders.

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  3. Such a beautiful fly. Not sure if that is a commercially available pink hackle (which i tend to shy away from as they're very 'PINK'), but combined with the badger it has a strikingly soft appearance.
    I ended up dyeing my own pink hackles in a softer aqualon pink, but I think i might source some like this one too.

    Eunan

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    1. Eunan,
      Thanks.
      I know what you mean, some pink saddles can overwhelm. I bought this one at a fly fishing show in MA a few years ago.

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  4. That is a cool fly. I could also see it being a great tribute for a Casting For Recovery cause.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      I have done a few for that cause.

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  5. Nice streamer! I gotta get some more pink stuff myself in Ma. this year. in fact, just got my flyer for it in the mail today, IF4 is on a Friday, guess me is calling in sick!!

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    1. Swamp Yankee,
      Thanks.
      I also recieved the same flyer. I have not been there in several years, some say it's not as big as it once was.

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  6. Stunning! Do you fish the many beautiful streamers you tie? I've been following your ties for quite some time on another CT fly fishing site and often wondered if you fished with these dainty feathers of beauty. Museum quality.

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  7. Stunning! Do you fish the many beautiful streamers you tie? I've been following your ties for quite some time on another CT fly fishing site and often wondered if you fished with these dainty feathers of beauty. Museum quality.

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    1. Peter Carlson,
      Thanks.
      While I don't fish all of the streamers I tie, some I do. They work quite well in the larger rivers, as well as the lakes.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      I do appreciate your comment.

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  9. Beautiful fly and stunning colors.

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      Mike I appreciate it.

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