Alan Petrucci Streamers - I can still remember the fist fish I caught on a streamer, a stocked brook trout on a Royal Coachman streamer. Since that time I have had success many times fishing these long flies. - Global FlyFisher

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Alan Petrucci Streamers


Published Sep 20th 2012

I can still remember the fist fish I caught on a streamer, a stocked brook trout on a Royal Coachman streamer. Since that time I have had success many times fishing these long flies.

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My love for streamers started when we took a vacation in Rangeley Maine back in the seventies. This area was a hot bed of streamer fly history and I wanted to know everything about it. I soon learned of the patterns from Maine as well as many of the other states in the northeast that also had their own streamer history.

I can still remember the fist fish I caught on a streamer, a stocked brook trout on a Royal Coachman streamer. Since that time I have had success many times fishing these long flies. In my early days of fly fishing I bought all of my flies, and it was only about the year 2000 that I started to tie these beautiful flies. They were a bit rough for sure but with lots of practice and some well recieved advise my work got so much better.

While I enjoy tying the classics I prefer to free style my streamers. I love the colors and materials available to tyers today and take full advantage of them in my streamers.

While my love of fly fishing, which I do primarily on small streams, fishing for wild brook trout with dry flies. I always drift back to to those bright beautiful long flies that captured me back a long time ago.

Alan Petrucci
Newington, CT.


Autumn Delight

AUTUMN DELIGHT
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Body: Orange Yarn
Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel
Throat: Brown and Orange Hackle
Wing: Two Orange then Two Brown Saddle Hackle, the brown slightly shorter
Shoulder: Ringneck Pheaseant Back Feather
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Orange

The "Autumn Delight" captures some of the colors from this most beautiful time of year.

Brown Trout

BROWN TROUT
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Tail: Woodduck
Butt: Peacock Herl
Body: Red Floss
Rib: Flat SilverTinsel
Wing: Light brown followed by dark brown saddle hackle
Shoulder: Ringneck then yellow mallard
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

Designed to imitate a small brown trout.

Cabin Creek

CABIN CREEK
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest
Butt: red Ostrich Herl
Body: Purple Yarn
Rib: Flat Embossed Gold Tinsel
Throat: Silver Doctor Blue Hackle
Wing: Magenta then two silver badger saddle hackles
Shoulder: Golden Pheaseant Back Feather
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

The "Cabin Creek" gets its name from a small wild trout stream in Connecticut.

Ice

ICE
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Tail: Red Hackle
Body: Red Floss
Tag and Rib: Embossed Silver Tinsel
Throat: Yellow Hackle
Wing: Two Yellow and Two Purple Saddle Hackles
Shoulder: Ringneck Pheasant Dyed Yellow
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

The "Ice" is a streamer that was designed as an attractor, and it looked so cool when completed, hence the name "Ice".

Indian Rock

INDIAN ROCK
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Body: Olive Yarn
Tag and Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel
Belly: Four Strands Peacock Herl and Lavendar Bucktail
Throat: Magenta Hackle
Wing: Two Magenta then Two Silver Badger Hackles, the badger slightly shorter
Shoulder: Golden Pheasant Rump
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

Indian Rock is a famous pool on the Kennebago River in Maine. I created the streamer to celebrate this beautiful area.

Knotfancee

KNOTFANCEE
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Tail: Red Hackle
Butt: Peacock Herl
Body: Orange Floss
Tag and Rib: Flat Silver Tinsel
Throat: Red and Yellow Hackle
Wing: Two Yellow and Two Red Hackles
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

"Knotfancee" was a streamer I tied with some remnants lying around the tying desk.

Poudre Canyon Special

POUDRE CANYON SPECIAL
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Body: Orange Floss
Tag and Rib: Flat Silver Tinsel
Belly: White Bucktail
Throat: Red Hackle
Wing: Two Brown and Two Furnace Hackles
Shoulder: Yellow Mallard
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

The "Poudre Canyon Special" is a streamer named after a river in Colorado. It was tied for an angler and fly tyer in Colorado. There was a watercolor painting of this sfly by an artist in South Carolina.

Wedding

WEDDING
Hook: Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Body: Red Yarn
Tag and Rib: Embossed Silver Tinsel
Throat: White and Magenta Hackle
Wing: Two Brown and Two Magenta Saddle Hackle
Shoulder: Golden Pheasant
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

The "Wedding" is a streamer tied for a gentleman for his wedding. They were going to use them in place of a flower on their wedding tuxedos.


User comments
From: alan · uppahdam·at·aol.com  Link
Submitted October 9th 2012

Thanks all for your kind comments.

Oldman.... They are Whiting American Saddles. They can be purchased online from Bearlodge Angler.


From: OLDMAN · CREATIVETYERS·at·AOL.COM  Link
Submitted October 9th 2012

ALAN WHERE DO YOU GET THE HACKLE FOR THE WINGS ON YOUR STREAMERS THEY REALLY LOOK GREAT


From: Gary - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted September 23rd 2012

Very very nice Alan. Just going to the bench and it will be a toss up between Knotfancee and Autumn Delight coming from my vise...


From: Kelly - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted September 22nd 2012

Exceptional flies Alan!!! This has your signature all over it. Just beautiful!!


From: Neil Nice · NeilNice·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted September 21st 2012

Nice flies!!


From: Mike Boyer · mehama_mike·at·yahoo.com  Link
Submitted September 20th 2012

Great work, Alan. Glad to see your flies on display.

Mike


From: Joel stansbury · joels62·at·insightbb.com  Link
Submitted September 20th 2012

Alan, excellent tying and beautiful flies. Congrats! Real works of art just like your others.
Cheers, Joel


From: Barry Phillis · phly1·at·telusplanet.net  Link
Submitted September 20th 2012

Nicely done Alan,always like looking at your creations.


From: Serge - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted September 20th 2012

So beautifull, so colorfull. Very good work!



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