In New England, located in the western mountains of Maine lies an area known as the Rangeley Lakes. This area is know for its pristine waters and wilderness, brook trout and salmon and fly fishing. It's also the birthplace of some of the finest streamer flies to ever catch a fish. Many of the classic streamers were first tied and fished in these waters, and many of these patterns are still doing their magic today.
One particular lady named Carrie Stevens, a fly tyer who created many streamers, including the Gray Ghost applied her talents here. Her flies were said to be tied without the use of a vise, it's a tough task, believe me.
Another fly tyer from Maine, who is doing her part to keep these beautiful flies in the view of many new fly tyers, who find their beauty, and fish taking abilities the need to tie them. This fly tyer is Selene Dumaine. This women has created many of her own patterns, as well as tying the classic Rangeley Streamers, especially Carrie Stevens patterns. Selene can also tie without the aid of a vise.
I have the pleasure of possessing two of her patterns, and they are beautiful. Constructed in the Rangeley style, with fine workmanship.
These are two of her patterns
So to show my appreciation for what Selene has done to keep this beautiful style of streamer fly, as well as the history of their origins in the forefront of fly tying.
I have designed and dressed this streamer in her name. "Selene"
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