Published May 29. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#150 - Cast Hope

Tied by: Selene Dumaine Originated by: Selene Dumaine Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #4 or #6 Thread: White Body:...

#150 Cast Hope - Selene Dumaine


Tied by: Selene Dumaine
Originated by: Selene Dumaine

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #4 or #6
Thread: White
Body: Holographic lateral scale
Belly: Silver pheasant crest
Throat: Purple hackle
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: Four pink saddle hackle
Shoulder: Blue / black hued silver pheasant flanked by a shorter silver pheasant barred feather
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: During the opening weekend of the American Fly Fishing Museums "Graceful Rise" exhibit in Manchester Vermont in June 2011, Selene was asked to make a donation to Casting For Recovery. She created this fly pattern the same day in the rain and cold, a unique and heartfelt contribution for CFR.

The holographic lateral scale body is used to represent the dynamic nature of a serious illness, yet the calming hues of hope with greens, pinks and yellows. When you try to focus on the material to describe the color it changes giving the viewer a glimpse of what Selene thinks hope would "look" like.
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This is one of my favorite flies of the project...great colors!

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A wonderful streamer for a great cause.

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STUNNING fly!!

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Selene, your work is, as always, fabulous!

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