Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies
Carrie Stevens (1882-1970) of Upper Dam, Maine, created some of the most beautiful and enduring streamer patterns ever, including the legendary Gray Ghost, which she designed to catch the giant brook trout and landlocked salmon of the Rangeley Lakes. This long-awaited book is both a history of the woman and the region, as well as a guide to the Stevens method. It includes color plates of original patterns, some only recently discovered, along with a biography illustrated with archival photos. The tying section lists dressings for more than 100 streamers, 65 of which have never been published.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Rangeley Lakes
A Circle of Friends
To the Tier
Stevens Streamer Patterns
Atlantic salmon Body Flat silver Body Orange floss Body Red floss brook trout Carrie G Carrie Stevens Carrie's Cheeks Jungle cock cock Head Black Colonel Bates feather Cheeks Jungle fibers Wing Four fish Flat silver tinsel floss Ribbing Flat fly tying Four to six golden pheasant crest Gray Ghost hackle Cheeks Jungle hackle fibers Body hackle fibers Wing hackles flanked hook Jungle cock Head Maine Mooselookmeguntic orange band Orange floss Ribbing originated and tied peacock herl Rangeley Lakes Red floss Ribbing Red hackle fibers Ribbing Flat silver Salmon Fly silver pheasant silver tinsel Body silver tinsel Tail silver tinsel Throat silver tinsel Underbelly six strands Stevens streamers Stevens Tag Flat strands of peacock streamer Tag Flat silver Throat White hackle Tied by Carrie Tied by Leslie tinsel Body Orange tinsel Underbelly White Underbelly White bucktail Upper Dam House Wallace Stevens White bucktail Throat White hackle fibers Yellow hackle fibers