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Bucktail Streamers via Fly Tying New and Old

Here is a neat little collection of bucktails streamers by Normand Frechette of the Fly Tying New and Old blog. There are a couple patterns I’ve never seen before (that’s not really saying too much) and all are tied up beautifully. Well done.

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Fire Starter
Fire Starter

Fire Starter
Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet
Body: Silver Tinsel
Rib: Red Wire
Wing: Grizzly Hackle
Beard: Red Hackle Fibers
Head: Peacock Herl

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Trout Rock Series – Normand Frechette

Normand Frechette of the Flytying: New and Old blog has put together a killer compilation of Bert Quimby’s Trout rock series. the series includes 6 streamers and Norm has some serious skill behind the vise. The flies are gorgeous. Click here to view all six flies. Be sure to bookmark Norm’s site http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com

Trout Rock #1 designed by Bert Quimby
Trout Rock #1 designed by Bert Quimby

Trout Rock #1
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Rib: Silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Wing: Black over white bucktail
Shoulder: Jungle cock

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Carrie Stevens Flies on Auction

A few of Carrie Stevens bucktails are now up for auction on EBay. Check below for the link. The flies up for grabs are bucktail patterns tied by Carrie. I do on occasion see some of her feather wing streamers become available, but this is the first time I’ve seen her lesser know bucktails.

Quote from auction:

The flies are part of a collection of vintage Fly Fishing rods and reels, prints, books and flies which were removed from the Johns Pond, Maine cottage of the noted RANGELEY LAKES area author, conservationist and fly fishing pioneer, MARGARET BLISS OWEN (1898-1991). The offering includes 2 original Stevens patterns : F.R.S. Special, and F.R.S. Fancy (please reference page 133 of the definitive book on Carrie Stevens by Graydon R. and Leslie K. Hilyard) and an unnamed bucktail streamer which is likely another of her original patterns.

The bidding is currently at 152.00 US and her feather wings typically sell in the $300 – $400 range, so a lucky collector may be getting a pretty good bargain with this trio. I’ll post the final number once the auction ends. Happy bidding.

Link to Auction – Ends April 8, 2009

Carrie Stevens Bucktails
Carrie Stevens Bucktails

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