Published Nov 17. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#322 - Rangeley Sesquicentennial

Rangeley Sesquicentennial - Eunan Hendron Tied by: Eunan Hendron Originated by: Gray Wolf Source: Fly Tyer Magazine, Autumn 2005 Hook: Mustad R79 #2...

#322 Rangeley Sesquicentennial - Eunan Hendron #322 Rangeley Sesquicentennial - Eunan Hendron


Tied by: Eunan Hendron
Originated by: Gray Wolf
Source: Fly Tyer Magazine, Autumn 2005

Hook: Mustad R79 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Burnt orange floss
Rib : Silver flat tinsel
Belly: 4-6 peacock herls, bright orange bucktail, and purple bucktail
Throat: Orange schlappen
Underwing: Golden pheasant crest
Wing: 2 purple hackles flanked by shorter orange hackle
Shoulder: Blue peacock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Gray Wolf was asked to create a pattern to celebrate the Town of Rangeley, Maine's 150th anniversary. He took on the request and created a marvelous streamer worthy of the event. The fly went on to capture the spotlight with numerous newspape articles in Maine and a showcase on the cover of the Autumn, 2005 issue of Fly Tyer Magazine. Gray Wolf tied several copies of the streamer to present to Governor of the State of Maine, the descendants of the Town of Rangeley's founder, Squire Rangeley, one for a dear friend of his and the original was donated to the Rangeley Area Historical Society. It's not surprising that there were numerous requests for the pattern, so much so that Gray Wolf decided to tie 50 of the streamers as collectors items. He used antique John Willis & Sons hooks, Japanese silk and the best jungle cock for the job. The streamers were framed in rustic wood frames along with a brass plaque to commemorate this special streamer.
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Comment to #322 - Rangeley Sesquicentennial...

It doesn't get more colorful than that. That is one beautiful fly there Eunan!

Comment to #322 - Rangeley Sesquicentennial...

Well done.

Comment to #322 - Rangeley Sesquicentennial...

I really love this one!!

Comment to #322 - Rangeley Sesquicentennial...

Thanks all.
I'd never heard of Gray Wolf until this year...he has some great patterns. I believe this is the second one I've tied!

Euan

Comment to #322 - Rangeley Sesquicentennial...

Awesome colors and happy to share!

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