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General Streamer Patterns
 
Oldies but goodies, these streamers are still as deadly as ever. 
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$3.50/each unless specified otherwise, $4.25 with real Jungle Cock eyes
 
Allagash Al
Allagash Al
Ballou Special
Ballou Special
Very probably this was the first ever marabou streamer that realized the effectiveness of that amazing, amazing material. Created by A.W. Ballou this is a good fly just about any time. #2-8 9xl hook, $3.75
Battenkill Shiner
Battenkill Shiner
Besides imitating Lew Oatman's intended baitfish, it makes a good smelt pattern as well.
Black Leech
Black Leech
Weighted near the front to impart a dipping action on the retrieve. Also available in Olive or Brown. $2.75
Black Ghost, Marabou
Black Ghost, Marabou
Herb Welch's classic tied with a marabou wing. Old Reliable!
Bleeding Black Ghost, Marabou
Bleeding Black Ghost, Marabou
I first came across this pattern as a kid in an article by Al Brewster in the Spring 1978 issue of Fly Tyer magazine. It was called a Black Ghost Special and had a wing of bucktail but I prefer the marabou wing better. A lot of very good anglers probably would rather this fly remained on the down low. Red and White is always a very effective color combination on lures and flies.
Brooks Blonde
Brooks Blonde
Available in Platinum Blonde(White), Honey Blonde(Yellow), or Punk Blonde(Chartreuse). I prefer to tie these on salmon irons but can tie them on nickel saltwater hooks if requested. Sizes #3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 1, 2, or 4.
Brown Owl
Brown Owl
This fly actually originated as a dry stone fly imitation but it's generally fished as a streamer now. It's popular on the Rapid and in Western Maine. I like to fish it damp. $3.00
Campbell's Fancy
Campbell's Fancy
A flat wing streamer version of the classic wet that is popular on some Northern ponds here. Also tied with a red tinsel body for a Red Campbell. #8-10. $3.00
Doc Watson's Ghost
Doc Watson's Ghost
A simple yet simply great marabou streamer. I catch a lot of fish on this fly. $3.00
Edson Tiger - Dark or Light
Edson Tiger - Dark or Light
Tied using the brass "Edson" eyes like the originals. I also use fox squirrel tail for the wing in the pictured Dark Tiger like Bill did on a lot of his flies instead of the more common brown bucktail used today. $3.75
Ghost Shiner
Ghost Shiner
I really like all of Lew Oatman's patterns but this one is near the top for me. The mink tail wing I use is a good substitute for the very difficult shade of sable tail Lew used.
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Created by Jim Finn, this fly is all the rage right now. It seems to really shine during the Fall but is good anytime. Don't go to Grand Lake stream without any. Weighted and tied with a tungsten bead, size #4-10 $2.75
Green King
Green King
Gardner Percy's spin on the 9-3, it's muted colors have always been good where smelt or shiners are found.
Golden Darter
Golden Darter
Kennebago Muddler
Kennebago Muddler
I fish it as a streamer but it is also fished dry in the original or yellow version during the Hex hatch. Original, Olive(Pictured), or Yellow - $2.75
Lucky Penny
Lucky Penny
I don't promote many of my own patterns but this one has wound up working pretty good. Copper is a wicked effective color on Maine waters as evidenced by the use of so many copper trolling spoons but there aren't a whole lot of streamers out there using it. Brown is a good muted fish-catcher as well and I combined both to come up with this minnow imitation. Size 4 or 6 only.
Male Dace
Male Dace
Lew Oatman imitation of the Black Nosed Dace in spawning colors.
Mallard Minnow
Mallard Minnow
This is a fly I haven't actually fished yet but I tied some up recently for someone and really liked the looks of it a lot. Seems pretty fishy and has a lot of promise. Am hoping to give it a good dunking during next season. Weighted. $2.75
Oatman's Brook Trout
Oatman's Brook Trout
There's no way I could not offer this fly. It's a pain in the butt to tie but it's one of my all time favorite streamers. $7.50 (JC eyes included)
Orange Al
Orange Al
Also called the Orange Osgood, it's Brewer, ME resident Fred Osgood's variation of the Allagash Al.
Red Squirrel Picket Pin (R.S.P.)
Red Squirrel Picket Pin (R.S.P.)
Don Bastian's great spin on the classic Picket Pin. $3.00
Scaled Shiner
Scaled Shiner
Good on pond brookies.
Silver Darter
Silver Darter
A great Lew Oatman streamer in smaller sizes for skinny water.
Teal Strip
Teal Strip
Popular in Western Maine, it's commonly used during Hex hatches.
Triple D (Deryn's Delicious Dace)
Triple D (Deryn's Delicious Dace)
A Red Bellied Dace pattern of my own design to imitate spawning males. #6-10 6xl hook (I basically just use a #8)
Trout Rock #1
Trout Rock #1
Bert Quimby streamer series named after the rock at the confluence of the Kennebago and Rangeley rivers. I like the #1 as a general attractor, it's a great all-around brookie fly.
Trout Rock #2
Trout Rock #2
I like this version in May/June on the Kennebago when the Red Bellied Dace are spawning.
Trout Rock #4
Trout Rock #4
The venerable Red & White bucktail combination is effective everywhere.
Trout Rock #6
Trout Rock #6
This one is good in the Fall.
Warden's Worry
Warden's Worry
A classic Maine streamer, I know one or two Jersey guys who also like this one for Brown trout.
Witch
Witch
This forgotten pattern is from Bob Elliot's book "All About the Eastern Brook Trout" and was Gene Letourneau's favorite streamer for brookies. It is also called the Gray Witch. This pattern and Bert Quimby's Dusty streamer are the exact same fly.
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