Published May 8. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#129 - Blue Back (Var)

Tied by: Steve Labrecque Originated by: Steve Labrecque Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1 Thread: Black Tag: Flat...

#129 Blue Back Variation - Steve Labrecque


Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Steve Labrecque

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel with fin silver wire
Body: Flat silver tinsel with medium silver wire
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Pink hackle fibers
Wing: 2 hot pink hackles flanked by silver Dr. blue hackle flanked by furnace hackle
Shoulder: Teal flank
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Topping: Peacock herl
Head: Black

Notes: When you see this streamer wet, it makes you want to jump into the nearest boat and troll the fly in hopes of landing the biggest fish of your life. Steve credits Carrie Stevens' Tomahawk as his major influence for this pattern, a noble streamer to use as a jumping off point. I am enamoured with he blend of color in the wing and like the way Steve ties the wing on this version, low to engulf the body. The topping of peacock herl (use herl close to the eye of the quill) really completes this imitative streamer. Steve also ties a version of this with a scarlet red body ribbed with silver tinsel. It has been a proven fly for dark days trolled either on a single hook or tied in a tandem rigging.
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Comment to #129 - Blue Back (Var)...

Steve, this fly is probably my favorite of ALL the streamers I've seen you tie. The colors are simply breath taking. Outstanding design!

Comment to #129 - Blue Back (Var)...

Steve, superb pattern! Striking and excellent job on the head of your fly!

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