Published Jun 18. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#170 - Green Drake

Tied by: Peter Simonson Originated by: Carrie G. Stevens Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies - Hilyard Pg....

#170 Green Drake - Peter Simonson


Tied by: Peter Simonson
Originated by: Carrie G. Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies - Hilyard Pg. 136 - 137

Hook: Edgar Sealey 1797B 1/0
Tag: Wide silver metal tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Rib: Narrow silver metal tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Underwing: 4-6 strands of peacock herl
Wing: Black hackle flanked by slightly shorter green hackle
Shoulder: Gadwall flank
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black (with Orange band)

Notes: The Green Drake is one of the lesser known Carrie Stevens streamers. The fly is a beautiful dark blend of black flanked by the green hackle and uses the gadwall flank for the shoulder, nicely defining the gill plate. If you can not find gadwall, then pintail, teal or mallard is a suitable substitution for the streamer.
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Comment to #170 - Green Drake...

Very nice I love green and yellow flies for June July fish....

Comment to #170 - Green Drake...

Peter, as always, an outstanding job! Great head!

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