Published Nov 4. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 29. 2021

#309 - Webster Lake Surprise

Webster Lake Surprise - Jim Malo Tied by: Jim Malo Originated by: Jim Malo Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook Thread: Gray 8/0...

#309 Webster Lake Surprise - Jim Malo #309 Webster Lake Surprise - Jim Malo


Tied by: Jim Malo
Originated by: Jim Malo

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: Gray 8/0
Tail: Red golden pheasant body feather fibers
Butt: Made in three parts using the rear quarter of the body. Rear quarter is peacock herl followed by white silk and the last quarter is peacock herl
Body: Black floss
Rib: Gold oval tinsel, fine over the white floss and 2 strands of gold flat tinsel cross wrapped over the black floss
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Two grizzly hackles
Shoulder: Yellow golden pheasant body feather
Head: Gray

Notes: Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is at the very least a mouthful, a Nipmuc word meaning "Fishing Place at the Boundaries - Neutral Meeting Grounds". Luckily for the linguistically impaired, Webster Lake works just as well. The lake has the dubious distinction of being the longest place name in the United States and one of the longest in the world. The Massachusetts lake has a population of warm water species including sunfish, bass, pike and trout that anglers may test their mettle with. Jim invites influence from Hebert Welch's Kennebago Streamer and Cupsuptic as seen in the peacock herl and floss butt section. The fly has been used to chase both salmon and trout throughout Northern Maine, Massachusetts and parts of Canada.

If you want to have someone else pronounce the name, check out this video from the CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5018348n
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Comment to #309 - Webster Lake Surprise...

Quanta pazienza e passione hanno i pescatori.

Comment to #309 - Webster Lake Surprise...

Jim, a super design! I really like it.Very impressive!
Cheers, Joel

Comment to #309 - Webster Lake Surprise...

I LOVED this one! Very different, and it just WORKS for me. The colors all compliment each other. Sparsely tied. Great skills. Looks like an excellent fish getter to top it off.

Comment to #309 - Webster Lake Surprise...

Many years ago, a friend told me the Nipmuc name means "We fish on our side, you fish on your side, and no one fishes in the middle where the fishing is best." Thanks for the link to the video.

Nice fly.

Comment to #309 - Webster Lake Surprise...

I've never fished there, but I've driven that stretch of 395 a ton of times. :P I think the signs there shortened it to Lake Chaubunagungamaug. It's been a few years though ...

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