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Streamers 365 January Streamers now on Auction

All the streamers from the January streamers are now posted on our ebay auction site. This first round of auctions ends around 8pm EST on February 7th. We hope to help The Streamerlist with some basic funding, as well as make donations to Trout Unlimited, Casting for Recovery, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Project Healing Waters and the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum with the profits received from these auctions. You bid not only gets you a unique piece of fly fishing memorabilia, but you can also feel good about supporting these worthy causes.

1. A.M. Bassador – Monte Smith

2. Blood Brother – Mike Martinek
3. Casablanca – Ryan Houston
4. Granite Hill Smelt – Darren MacEachern
5. The Maine Game Warden – Charlie Mann
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Win a Judge Streamer

As you may have heard, I’m taking on a streamer project set to begin in January 1, 2012 called streamers 365. I’ve started up a facebook page to help communicate updates and share some photos. I’ve also decided to give away a few streamers over the coming months to mark some of the milestones we hit in terms of the number of “likes” the page receives.

Our next fly to be given away is the Judge, a Carrie Stevens pattern. You can visit Streamers 365 on Facebook and like the page for your chance to own the streamer. Good luck!

Judge - Tied by Darren MacEachern || Originated by Carrie G. Stevens
Judge - Tied by Darren MacEachern || Originated by Carrie G. Stevens
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Alaskabou Showgirl – Darren MacEachern

The Alaskabou like many fly patterns has evolved from other successful fly patterns. The Alaskabou has been credited to George Cook whom used his selection of colour combinations to pursue Alaskan steelhead and salmon. George added Flashabou to increase the amount of attraction in the Marabou Spider. In the 1970’s Skagit River Steelhead guide Joe Butorac was credited with creating Marabou Spiders. Basically, the Marabou Spiders were palmered marabou without the benefit of Krystal Flash or Flashabou. Over the years, the pattern has evolved to be tied with or with out bodies, palmered and unpalmered marabou, with and without flash and some are tied completely with marabou while others employ mallard or schlappen collars.

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Showgirl Alaskabou - Complete
Showgirl Alaskabou - Complete

The following pattern demonstrated is the pattern I use to tie my Alaskabou style marabou flies. The fly is simple, and once you have selected the proper materials, it is a breeze to tie. Although the Alaskabou was tied with Flashabou, I do substitute Krystal Flash. The Show Girl is a pink and purple combination popularized by George Cook. The Show Girl is popular for targeting west coast salmon and steelhead. Some of the other names you may have heard associated with Alaskabou are Candy Cane, Chum Candy, Flesh, Blue Moon, Pixie’s Revenge, Manhattan Beach and Popsicle to name a few. In a follow up article, I will post images of a number of Alaskabou colour schemes and recipes.

Showgirl Alaskabou - Materials
Showgirl Alaskabou - Materials

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