Published May 2. 2012 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#123 - Chief Needahbeh Streamer

Tied by: Ted Patlen Originated by: Chief Needahbeh Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates - Pg. 255 Hook: 6xl streamer hook (unknown) Thread:...

#123 Chief Needahbeh Streamer - Ted Patlen

Tied by: Ted Patlen
Originated by: Chief Needahbeh
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates - Pg. 255

Hook: 6xl streamer hook (unknown)
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Section of red duck quill
Body: Red floss with a red hackle collar wound at the 1/3 forward point of the hook
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by red hackles
Eye: Jungle cock
Collar: Red hackle
Head: Black

Notes: The pattern was designed by Chief Needahbeh, a member of the Penobscot tribe and the owner of Needahbeh's Shack, a tackle shop at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine. There are a couple versions of the fly that were tied by Chief Needahbeh including one without the middle collar and an orange version of the streamer. The orange winged version was said to be a great pattern for dark days and was known to persuade both largemouth and smallmouth bass as well as the intended target of salmon and trout.



Comment to #123 - Chief Needahbeh Streamer...

Darren, you have the wrong wing colors on this one. I will blame you, not your wonderful wife!
Cheers, Joel

Comment to #123 - Chief Needahbeh Streamer...

Thanks Joel! I guess it doesn't need two sets of wings there. :)

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Wow. I'm really digging this one.

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Beautiful fly!

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Great colors on this one. I love it!

New Maine Fly For Me....

Ted Patlen Nice to see you still tying those wonderful flies you always have!!! Ted as you know I went to school at Unity College in Maine for many years for Environmental Sciences Wildlife. I have many friends from those days in Conservation Law, Fisheries, Wildlife Biology, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Policy, Forestry, etc. We use to get together frequently in the Catskills New York each year to fish, explore, have a few, etc. I always had a list of High school, College friends, and the crew from Ramsey Outdoors to invite on our get togethers. I always enjoyed tying flies with you and the rest from there, I learned so much as a young beginner fly tier. This fly you tied here is new to me, (I know it shouldn't be) I learned about it from an episode of Maine Cabin Masters. So I had to Look it up, nice to see you tied it for this tutorial. I will try to tie some and use it in Rangeley, Maine next time I'm up there. I go visit friends up there as often as I can. Last year my Turkey Hunting/Fishing Trip got cancelled due to the Covid Outbreak. I am hoping this year will be better. I guess we all hope for that.

From your friend Scott Perry Hope to see you soon!!! Its been too long - DECADES!!!


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