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Articles by Raske
Although the subject of this article may seem like heresy to dedicated tyers of classic atlantic salmon patterns, I thought it might be a fun exercise this winter to adapt some of these classic patterns to New England streamers. It was indeed a challenging and enjoyable tying experience.
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Carrie Stevens patterns
No page featuring New England Streamers would be complete without a portion dedicated to Carrie G. Stevens, of Madison, Maine. Mrs. Stevens is the originator or the Grey Ghost, one of the most well-known and effective New England Streamer patterns to have been tied, and still a popular choice as a trolling and casting streamer today.
Ewing Streamer Hackles
: One of the most difficult things for today's streamer tyer to find is suitable hackle for winging Rangeley Style streamers.
: One style of streamer that is very effective here in Maine in the smaller casting sizes, is the flatwing streamer. The feature that defines this style, the flat wing, normally consists of a flank feather from some species of duck tied flat on top of the hook, instead of in the classic "upright" manner that the classic New England Streamer patterns specify.
Hackle for streamers
One of the things most often asked by neophyte streamer tyers is what types of hackle are best suited for streamer wings. The short answer is.....there is no single source best suited for streamer wings. The long answer...well....I'll ramble on about it for the remainder of this essay!
Hooks for streamers
The hook is the foundation on which a good streamer is built. When streamer anglers meet, quite often it's the subject of heated debate! I've listed a variety of the streamer hooks available on the market today (and some no longer available) in the table in the article.
All articles from this section...
·Carrie Stevens patterns
·Ewing Streamer Hackles
·Hackle for streamers
·Hooks for streamers
·The Chicken or Pasta Fly
·Ken's Incredibly Simple Shrimp
·The Bat Fly
·The Test Tube
·Tight Line Shrimp
·Malbran - The fly that catches ...
·Buying soft hackle
·Buying Dry Fly Hackle
·Buying Deer Hair
·What to look for when byuing...
·My first flies
·Duck's extended body
·The tube fly needle
·New tube materials
·Uncharted Waters Q&A
·Itu's Bones Q&A
·Another Year of the Giants
·Springtime In Detroit
·The brown trout rivers of Estonia
·Lake fishing in Sweden
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