Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Windswept" A Rangeley Streamer

This is another streamer with a Maine inspiration. Years ago we stayed at a camp on Mooselookmeguntic lake. With the camp rental there was a Boston Whaler that could be rented. We would take the boat out early mornings and troll the lake with Mooselook wobblers, and large trolling streamers. One of the favorite places to fish was Bugle Cove. We would start there and troll to Farrington Island. We would take our share of salmon and a few brook trout.

Along the shoreline of Bugle Cove was a camp named "Windswept" and named so because of the winds which at times were like a gale. That camp name stayed with me and it was about 2008 when I tied this Rangeley Streamer.


"Windswept"





20 comments:

  1. I guess their is only one word to describe tha fly ,"beautiful ". I love the stories that describe the origin of the streamers. Tanks for the story.

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad we had some awesome days on that lake. I remember seeing some impressive trout and salmon.

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  2. Beautiful streamer, Alan. That looks like it would be a great Atlantic Salmon fly. How I would love to fish for them some day! Best Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam several streamer patterns have found there way onto the great salmon rivers. There are a few blogs that show just that. You'll have to search around for the info but here are the sites.
      http://theriverscourse.blogspot.com/
      http://theleaper.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm no expert, Alan, but that's not a streamer. It's ART.

    If you tie those, I'd love to buy a couple from you. One might make a good companion for a fly that Howard gave me today when we parted company.

    Been into any brookies lately? I have to wait 11 more days to see if they're coloring up in the SE Minnesota stream where I found them in May.

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    1. Fading Angler
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      Chris e-mail me uppahdam@aol.com
      The brookie fishing has been good. We are waiting for some rain to fill up the small streams. The cooler temps should provide good action on the Farmington soon.

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  4. very nice Rangeley Streamer Alan, and distributions of colors too.

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando the colors just seem to capture that effect on the lake at the time.

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  5. Another beauty Alan. Love your commentary about the history as well.

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete it's an area that's easy to write about..lots of stories for sure.

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will I appreciate that.

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  7. Beautiful fly and of course the local of its origin!

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    1. Anonymous
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      Yes that is one beautiful area of our country.

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  8. Alan,
    Looks pretty "neat" unlike it's namesake! This is a gorgeous streamer and your tying is impecable! I live the classic lines and beautiful colors of the wonderful pattern!
    Excellent, excellent work Alan!
    Doug

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    1. Dougsden
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      Doug a little story...glue is used in the construction of some of these flies to aid in keeping feathers together. On this fly not the case. Problem the fly was tied on a very humid day and the feathers had a bad hair day. Luckily they came together and turned out OK.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard the colors of this fly would make it an excellent choice for fall landlocks.

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    1. penbayman
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      Mike if your ever in Oquossoc take a ride down Bald Mtn. Road....the camp is still there.

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