In Memoriam Carrie Stevens – A tribute

In 2005 , members of the Fly Tying Forum ( put together a sampling of New England or Rangely styled streamers popularized by Carrie Stevens. I’m a huge fan of this classic styling of the streamer, and tie a few myself. Carrie was a commercial fly tyer and is credited with popularizing over 100 patterns in the style.

Click here to visit and enjoy the entire collection –


The Grey Ghost tied by Plumbob – A stunning example.


The Header Fly

Oh wow, another new blog. Yes, I decided to blog. Why? I have no idea, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I want to share a bit about the pastimes I love. You’ll note that I am not overly verbose, but what you will find is a good resource to some excellent tying sites, tutorials and videos.

blind eye speyish.jpg

So, here it is, my very first attempt at tying a blind eye, speyish fly. I’ve since gotten some insight on how to properly create the eye and have some gut on the way for the next few attempts.

Here is the recipe for this fly – Unnamed.
Hook: Partridge CS10/3 Blind
Eye: Mono loop
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Tail: Peacock sword
Body: Blue Floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Beard: Silver Dr. blue schlappen
Collar: Blue dyed Guinea fowl
Wing: Blue dyed Chinese rooster cape


Keep a hook in your vise

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