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Mike Boyer Streamers
Published: 2012-06-06
A couple of years ago
Growing up on the West Coast, I learned about East Coast fly patterns and tyers mostly from books, and the occasional television show. I remember seeing Lee Wulff and Joe Brooks on the American Sportsman show as a youngster, fishing for Brookies.
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Carrie Challenge II
Published: 2011-12-09
More than 2 years ago
Back in 2002 a bunch of guys on the streamers@ mailing list decided to tie some flies "in the hand" without the benefit of a vise. This year a new crop took up the challenge with a different fly - Carrie's Favorite - and tackled the Look Ma, No Vise challange.
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Favorite Streamer Swap
Published: 2011-01-12
More than 3 years ago
There's nothing like a good fly swap to get the fly tying knuckles cracked, the creative juices flowing again. The reasons for joining a swap are many - but for me it's fun to tie flies for something other than my fly boxes, and I truly enjoy the friendship and comraderie that comes with participating in a swap. It's not about who ties the best flies or who has the best feathers.
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New Streamers
Published: 2005-04-22
More than 9 years ago
Converting a classic salmon fly to hairwing form has been done for many years among salmon anglers. Recently, the gang on the streamers@ mailing list tried their hand at converting classic salmon patterns to trout flies.
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Mike Martineks Rangeley Streamers
Published: 2003-05-01
More than 11 years ago
Internationally known streamer tyer Mike Martinek shares some of his flies
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Big Mike's streamers
Published: 2002-10-18
More than 11 years ago
Truly influential fly tyers are rare. Mike Martinek is such a tyer. He has been the initiator and a major contributor to the revival of the American streamers. Read Bob Petti's article about Mike's beautiful, classical streamer patterns.
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Carrie's Challenge
Published: 2002-10-16
More than 11 years ago
I have never used a vise; I have never seen anyone tie a fly and noone has ever seen me tie one. I have never read or had any fly tying instructions. Said by Carrie Stevens in a letter to Jospeh Bates. The words of a trailblazer. How fortunate we are to reap the benefits of a road paved by innovators before us, such as Mrs. Stevens.
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Jim Warner flies
Published: 2002-10-13
More than 11 years ago
Guest writers Mike Martinek and Chris DelPlato have teamed up to write, the Jim Warner - A New England Classic which hilights the contribution of this well known New Hampshire angler to streamer anglers.
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Preston Jennings' flies
Published: 2002-09-22
More than 12 years ago
Preston Jennings was one of those rare individuals who saw things differently than most folks. It would certainly be in our best interested to learn more about his work and his thoughts on color separation when we design our own flies. Bob Petti shows you a few patterns in the Streamer Section.
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Carrie Stevens II
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
One of the true parents of streamer fly fishing, particularly in New England, she brought forth the Gray Ghost. The popularity of her 25 years of fly tying is exemplified by this fly, a streamer that has traveled not only throughout the United States but all over the world.
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Deceivers
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
A recent article in Fly Tyer magazine sparked quite a debate on the streamer list about the use of this popular and effective saltwater fly in fresh water. The debate found the authors "defending" the fresh water deceiver and prompted us to write a small 
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Herb Welch flies
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
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Martinek's CS streamers
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
The 3 original Carrie Stevens Patterns on this page are shared with us from Mike Martinek's private collection with his comments.
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Streamers Of Bill Edson
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
Undoubtedly, most fly fishermen will relate the name Bill Edson with the Dark and Light Edson Tiger streamers that bear his name. They are prominent in streamer lore, fly catalogs, fly wallets, and with just cause - they have been exceptional fish takers from their inception.
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Thunder Creeks
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
Fifteen Thunder Creek patterns.
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West Carry Dace
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
"All dace are not created equal". Although they may look pretty much the same to us, fish much prefer the females with their orange and yellow bellies. I soon noticed that when I sewed on this colorful variation, a strike was not far off.
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White Marabou
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 13 years ago
What's so exciting about a simple white marabou streamer? It doesn't have any exotic ingredients. No epoxy. No goggle eyes. No genetic hackle. You could tie a million of them for the cost of a gallon of milk. There are no fancy techniques in the tying, so everyone who can wrap thread can tie their own.
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Ghost Reindeer Shiner
Published: 2000-01-15
More than 14 years ago
This article should rightly be subtitled "what to do when you don't have the right material that a pattern calls for?"
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Our kids streamers
Published: 1999-01-15
More than 15 years ago
The inspiration for this feature was the birth of the author's granddaughter, Caitlin Nicole, and collectively members of the Streamer List began to formulate and describe the uniqueness of their own children and grandchildren. It was proposed that list member's design a streamer unique to their individual child or grandchild and that was most depictive of the individual child's personality.
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