Published Jan 12. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#12 - Gee Whiz

Tied by: Robbie Hiltz Originated by: Carrie Stevens Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies; Hilyard Pg 28, 105,...

#12 Gee Whiz - Robbie Hiltz


Tied by: Robbie Hiltz
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies; Hilyard Pg 28, 105, 134-135

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: Black
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Underwing: 6 strands peacock herl
Wing: Four grizzly dyed yellow hackles
Shoulder: Blue chicken breast feather (hen)
Eyes: Jungle cock

Notes: Graydon Hilyard, author of the book "Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies", commented on the pattern as "... the pattern most often observed during research.". It is also noted that several variations of the streamer exist, and that there were many inconsistencies. The yellow throat hackle was sometimes replaced with red or white, the body could be red, orange or silver and that the tag could be non-existent, gold or silver. Even the location of the peacock herl shifts from being tied on top as a wing, to the bottom as part of the belly. As much as us modern tyers try to adhere to the patterns of the past, it is nice to know that there may be a bit more breathing room in some instances.

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Comment to #12 - Gee Whiz...

Hey Robbie fantastic fly and I look forward to sharing some time at the bench with you over the winter and some water with you this spring.

Comment to #12 - Gee Whiz...

Nice choice of fly, Robbie. Well done!

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