Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Primrose, The House And The Rangeley Streamer

There's an older home in the town where I live. This home we have driven by a thousand times over the years and we have commented on how we like it so much. There's no particular reason on  why we like it but there's just something about it. Well the other day it inspired me to create a streamer fly. The main thought was to incorporate the color "primrose" into the fly. Going through my materials I found that I could use a beautiful primrose yarn I have but the wing was another story.

The yellow saddle hackle I had was much to bright, it was sort of "hard" for a lack of a better word. So what I came up with was to use it along with a white saddle hackle feather. Using the white feather first and placing the yellow feather over it I came very close to primrose.



Hook, Martinek Rangeley Streamer..Body, Light Yellow Yarn..Rib, Gold Tinsel..Throat, Red Hackle..Cheeks, Jungle Cock..Head, Red Ostrich Herl

"Primrose"






18 comments:

  1. Lovely streamer Alan.

    With all that exterior painting the owner of the house must not be a fisherman.

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    1. billp
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      Bill to be honest we have never seen anybody at that house. It's well maintained but they must stay indoors.

      Your going to like the next post.

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    2. We had a neighbor in WI that had a big clapboard house like that. Spent every summer scraping and painting.

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    3. Not a lot of enjoyment in doing that...

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  2. Inspiration is where you find it. I've never been inspired by a house before, but I have been inspired by a cow. Beautiful streamer, Alan.

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    1. mike
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      Mike I'm a different sort of guy. I was once inspired by an M&M. The fly came together rather well.

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  3. Alan
    Outstanding---I believe this is a color combo you haven't tied before in the streamer pattern? Amazing how an object, place or time can give tribute to history. Another amazing job at the vice--thanks for sharing----check your email

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill your right, it was a first. The issue was getting a match with the feathers. Inspirations come in many ways.

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  4. G'Day Alan,
    Superb looking streamer with that colour combination. I can see the trout queuing up to have a crack at it! Inspired by an M&M? When will you be tying the Gummy Bear fly?
    Kindest Regards,
    Steve.

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    1. Steve
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      Steve it doesn't take much for me to sit down and grab some feathers and floss and come up with a fly that shows what I'm thinking. M&M's and Gummy Bears now there,s a combination.

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  5. beautiful and delicate stream Fly just need to give it a name..

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando, it does have a name..."Primrose"....

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