Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"Labonte"....A Streamer

I have a yellow saddle that is now pretty short on prime feathers. Looking at it the other day I said to myself maybe there's one more set of feathers on there to allow for one more nice streamer. In searching for a matched pair I actually found several, which is good for the fly fishing shows are a few months away, in which time I'll probably find another yellow saddle to my liking.

Below is a streamer tied using the yellow feathers as well as a few others.


"Labonte" is a streamer fly tied in the "Rangeley" style. It is named for a lovely place I frequent.











20 comments:

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    1. Mark Kautz-Shoreman
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      I appreciate that Mark.

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  2. Streamers are effective over this side of the pond too

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    1. Becks and Brown Trout north Yorkshire
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      I did not know that. Do you fish them?

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    1. George
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      George they are a joy to tie.

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  4. Using your own words, I picked out "Nice" and "Lovely".....
    Pretty well says it all, my friend................

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    1. Grandpa Mel
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      Mel I guess your right.

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  5. Alan ,is this a color combination of your design ? That is beautiful. I like the orange wool with the flat silver,very old school. I really like when you ty that style of fly,if it wasn't for you I would never see them. Thankyou

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad it is my design and colors. Old school especially in New England.

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  6. Beautiful, Alan! I like to tie flies, but have to tell you those are out of my league as far as tying goes. Well done!

    Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam they can be a bit tricky at first but if you stay with it they can be mastered.

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    2. Thanks for the encouragement! I have the parachute flies down now, Alan. I learned the trick on Youtube to point the fly downward on the vice when tying the hackle down on the wing post. A lot of good information there.

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  7. Alan
    Stunning for sure, in fact too pretty to fish---Jason will be home for Christmas and finally get to select a frame for those streamers you tied for him some months ago. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  8. Awesome Streamer Alan. A beauty for sure!

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete do you think a "big" Farmington brook trout might might find it appealing?

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    2. Yes for sure and probably one of those big Farmy Browns!!

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  9. I love your streamers Alan..just gorgeous..

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    1. penbayman
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      Mike I thank you...a little bit of Rangeley.

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