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Attractor Streamer Patterns
 
Sometimes it takes some flash to get some action!
$3.50/each unless specified otherwise, $4.25 with real Jungle Cock eyes
 
 
Allagash Lake
Allagash Lake
To me, this Mike Martinek streamer is just as classic a fly as Lew Oatman's Brook Trout and should deserve the same recognition. $5.50 (JC eyes included)
Barnes Special
Barnes Special
This is a staple salmon streamer especially popular around Sebago lake and Grand Lake stream. It's also a good brown trout streamer.
Bauman Bucktail
Bauman Bucktail
A very neat and colorful little bucktail.
Bean's Special
Bean's Special
Older L.L. Bean streamer pattern. A knock-off of the venerable Black Ghost. I wonder how irritated Herbie Welch was over seeing this for sale!?
Bryan's Lady
Bryan's Lady
My Pink Lady variation with a Fl. Orange wing and copper body/flash. Great for trolling on Moosehead lake in the spring - copper and orange is a deadly combination! #2-8 9xl hook, $3.75
Cardinelle
Cardinelle
A little over the top, but I have had just enough success with landlocks on this pattern when all else fails that I will now carry a couple in my streamer box as a last resort fly.
Chief Needahbeh
Chief Needahbeh
This streamer was created by the famous Moosehead Lake region individual who was just as colorful as the fly.
Colonel Bates
Colonel Bates
A truly classic streamer and one that has continuously produced for me over the years, especially for landlocks.
Dick's Killer
Dick's Killer
Created by Dick Eastman, it is very probable that Bill Edson used this fly as a template to create his Light Tiger/Edson Tiger streamer flies.
Doctor Burke
Doctor Burke
Designed by Dr. Edgar Burke of Bergman's "Trout" fame.
Doctor Oatman
Doctor Oatman
Flamethrower Zuddler
Flamethrower Zuddler
A good attractor for Labrador squaretails or Arctic Char.
Footer Special
Footer Special
Famous brook trout taxidermist and artist David Footer's lovely streamer.
Fox Hole
Fox Hole
A West Branch pattern for fall fishing named after the pool in the stretch above Chesuncook lake.
Gold Sprat #1
Gold Sprat #1
A nice bright Bill Edson pattern using his trademark brass eyes. Believe it or not, brown trout really like this streamer in the fall.
Golden Head
Golden Head
An excellent streamer for Grand Lake stream. The wing hackles are tied in flat for a unique action.
Grizzly King
Grizzly King
A great fly to fish for brook trout. I can also tie this as a hair wing streamer with Gray Squirrel tail instead of the grizzly hackles.
Harris Special
Harris Special
Good for pond brook trout in the smaller sizes. I find a #10 to be the most effective.
Herb Johnson Special
Herb Johnson Special
I have had excellent success with this streamer in the Rangeley region, especially on the Kennebago and Magalloway rivers and at Upper Dam.
Indian Puddle
Indian Puddle
The late Adirondack tyer Ed Bendl's gorgeous bucktail. This one is a real looker. #2-8 9xl hook, $3.75
Jackass
Jackass
I really love this little fly, I'll go fishing with a Jackass any day!
Kennebago Special
Kennebago Special
Supposedly this was Bill Edson's favorite streamer and I happen to like it a lot as well. An additional benefit from the metal eyes besides the added flash is that the extra weight imparts a nice darting action to the fly. Jungle cock and brass Edson eyes are both used for this streamer, $4.50
Llama
Llama
Tied either with the original Red or a Fl. Orange body (my personal favorite).
Mansfield
Mansfield
I know of a few dressings for this pattern but the one I tie and personally use comes from Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Flies.
Maynard Marvel
Maynard Marvel
Not to be confused with the Golden Marvel which is the more popular version using all Golden Pheasant crests for the tail and wing. This is an excellent fly also.
Montreal Whore
Montreal Whore
No one will ever accuse me of being PC. This fly is not a "Montreal Floozie", "Madame", "Courtesan", "Harlot", "Lady of the Evening" or any other euphemism of your choice. It is a Whore, Whore, Whore! And it's a damn good one at that during September and October! When it's tied using Krystal flash instead of the bucktail it becomes a "Dick Tracy". #2-8 9xl hook, $3.75
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
I saw Mike Martinek displaying this fly at a show once. Loved the copper body and overall coloration and it has become one of my favorite fall streamers for landlocked salmon on the West Branch of the Penobscot river and Grand Lake stream.
Parmachene Belle
Parmachene Belle
The streamer version of the classic wet fly, I will tie this as either a feather wing or hair wing streamer at your request.
Pink Lady
Pink Lady
Senator Muskie
Senator Muskie
I've had nice luck with this fly in northern Aroostook county waters. It's usually tied in larger trolling sizes but I prefer it in a small casting streamer.
Shufelt Special
Shufelt Special
Sometimes called a Mickey 'Bou or Mickbou, a great attractor pattern originated by Bobby Shufelt of Greenville, ME. Both landlocks and brookies on the East Outlet love this fly.
Stout's Fall Muddler
Stout's Fall Muddler
Not just for fall fishing, try it during the spring. It was also a fantastic fly for me in Labrador and I wound up wishing I had brought more than two!
Tomah Jo
Tomah Jo
Named for the old Grand Lake stream Indian guide. There is also another variant from Bob Upham for GLS similar to a Silver Doctor, the Tomah Special, that is shown under the Bob Upham page.
Trout Fin
Trout Fin
Hair wing version of the classic wet. I generally fish this on a #8 or #10 wet hook.
Welch Rarebit
Welch Rarebit
Created by Herb Welch, at one point it was actually more popular than his better known Black Ghost. This fly is even featured in the old "Dud Dean" Maine guide story "And the Deal was off" by Arthur MacDougall and accounts for a lunker squaretail to the net. If you look there's a touch of Silver Doctor influence in the unique compound tail.
West Grand Ghost
West Grand Ghost
A wonderful little streamer. I tied a dozen of these once from a sample fly for a gentleman who fished them on West Grand lake. Never knew the name so I named it for where he fished although I suspect Bob Upham may have been it's originator. If you recognize the pattern and know it's original name/origin please drop me a line.
Willoughby Willie
Willoughby Willie
Named for Bill Lockwood who owned camps on Lake Willoughby, VT. This is said to be great Fall attractor in Northern Vermont and also good for rainbow trout. I have found it to be a solid attractor and actually do well in the spring with it.
Wood Special
Wood Special
There are multiple variations of this fly and I will tie any of them if requested. When I took my wife fly fishing for the first time on Big and Little Frost ponds, I wanted to make sure she caught her first brook trout. This was the first and only fly I tied on her leader that day (and she did catch fish). That shows you how much faith I have in this streamer on Maine brook trout ponds. $3.00
York's Kennebago (Streamer)
York's Kennebago (Streamer)
Named for the old York's Kennebago camps located on Kennebago lake. This is a really good fly and is a real looker to boot.
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