Published Feb 18. 2018 - 10 months ago
Updated or edited Feb 18. 2018

Homage to Carrie Stevens

Italian master fly tyer Stefano Farkas has tied a Carrie Stevens streamer in the style of his full dressed salmon flies.

My Italian fly tying friend Stefano Farkas was on the mail again. As always with pictures of beautiful flies attached, but this time with the subject "Homage to Carrie Stevens".
Stefano wrote:

You read the subject of this mail: I always had a great consideration for Carrie Stevens and her beautiful flies.
I think she was really innovative.
Obviously the "Gray Ghost" is considered her masterpiece, and this is why I wish to propose my own interpretation played in a "Classic Salmon Fly key".
It's the usual hook, a 10/0 made by by Ronn Lucas. The materials are as required in the original pattern, but the wings are gray heron feathers.
I hope you like it.

Gray Ghost - full dressed
Gray Ghost - full dressed
Stefano Farkas

But I also have a "bonus track" for you and our friends on the web: some real Gray Ghosts on original Partridge "Carrie Stevens" hooks #2 and #4, shown in a very old Wheatley box.
I tied these years ago. Some of the flies are not in great shape because they have been fished.
These are flies designed to fish in places like the Rangeley lakes obviously, but they are really great marble trout catchers in the Slovenian rivers, where I fish is a little Gray Ghost below one of the big ones in the photo.
I have had a lot of marbles on this combination...

A box full of ghosts
Little ghosts and larger ghosts
Boxes of ghosts
Stefano Farkas

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