Happy Birthday America
I believe we as fly fishers and fly tyers can agree that the featherwing Rangeley style of streamer is truly an American icon. It's origins came from New England, and the northeast. The concept of tying such an assortment of feathers is unique to this type of streamer fly. I have heard it said that the Rangeley streamer is an Atlantic salmon fly tied on a long shank hook.
These beautiful and very effective fish takers are not prominent in fly shop bins. The tyers today that keep these flies in circulation and in the eyes of a new generation of fly tyers and fly fishers are to be commended. Below are a few of my streamers and one tied by my mentor.
This fly which was created by Carrie Stevens, and tied by Phil Foster of Farmington Maine. He was a strong force in my life as far as tying these flies.
|"Platte River Special"|
These are two variations of western streamer. I tied these in the Rangeley style.
Name for a special trout pond in Oquossoc Maine.
I first tied this pattern many years ago, in my early days of fly tying.
This is a lovely streamer named after a lady that is one of the best Rangeley streamer fly tyers.