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Rangeleys Sesquicentennial

Thanks to Chris Del Plato from the Streamer List for this find. You may remember this fly plastered on the cover of Fly Tyer magazine a couple years back. The fly was designed and tied by Grey Wolf (Sam Claro) to commemorate the Rangeley’s 150th year, hence the name. A limited edition of 50 framed flies were produced, all dressed on hooks 50 years or older. It is mounted in a handmade wood framed and includes a Gold plate inscribed “Celebrating 150 Years 1855-2005” along with Gray Wolf’s signature. You can find the auction here, but hurry as it is ending shortly. Happy bidding.


Rangeleys Sesquicentennial
Rangeleys Sesquicentennial

Rangeleys Sesquicentennial
Hook:8X-long John Willis hook (You can substitute with the Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hooks or the Heritage Allcock streamer hooks.)
Thread: 8/0 black
Tag: Silver tinsel
Body: Burnt orange silk floss
Rib: Embossed silver tinsel
Wing: Each side-2 purple hackles beneath 1 shorter orange hackle
Underwing: GP crest
Belly: Peacock herl, orange and purple bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle
Shoulder: Peacock breast
Eyes: Jungle cock nail


Red Ghost Streamer

I’m sitting at my desk, just back from a good morning of fishing tiny #22 gnats and caddis, so it only seems logical to present something I could actually see in the water. I have a poster from The Complete Sportsman showing some 100+ Rangeley styled streamers, many of them tied by Mike Martinek and wanted to share this one today. Mike Martinek is one of the best known tyers of the style today and has helped to elevate this style into the mainstream. If you want to read up on Mike, see Bob Petti’s article – here.

The streamer below was tied up by another famous name in streamer circles, Chris Del Plato.

Hook: Martinek 8xl
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: Flat Silver Tinsel
Body: Red/scarlet Floss
Ribbing: Flat Silver Tinsel
Belly: Red Buck tail
Throat: Golden Pheasant Crest and Red Schlappen
Underwing: Peacock Herl and a long Golden Pheasant Crest
Wing: Red Hackle two per side with one slate gray hackle outside 2/3 as long
Shoulder: Silver Pheasant
Cheek: Jungle Cock