Carrie Stevens Streamer Pattern Assortment

These photos of fifteen different Carrie Stevens streamer patterns that I tied in March was initially posted in my Cabin Weekend Fly Tying Session dated March 11th. I am posting them separately here with only the patterns identified for inclusion in my developing Carrie Stevens Pattern Dictionary. Eventually the recipes will be posted with photos of the individual patterns as I continue working on this portion of my blog.

An assortment of Carrie Stevens streamer patterns, tied and photographed by Don Bastian. Left column: G. Donald Bartlett, Gray Lady, Rapid River, Don’s Special. Middle column: Lakewood, Larry’s Special, Don’s Delight, Larry. Right column: Lady Miller, Jenny Lind, Merry Widow.

Carrie Stevens streamer patterns. This represents her entire patriotic series of four patterns that she created during World War II.
Upper right – two of the Casablanca; center left – two Victory; upper right – three of the General MacArthur, and across the bottom, four of the America. Tied and photographed by Don Bastian.

Hooks are all Gaelic Supreme Martinek / Stevens Rangeley Style streamers, sizes range from #1 – 8x long to #4 – 6x long.





2 comments on “Carrie Stevens Streamer Pattern Assortment

  1. Kelly L says:

    Don, these are amazing! For some reason I especially admire the Larry’s Special. I don’t recall seeing that one before, but my memory is not so hot. Beautiful set of flies. You outdid yourself on these!

    • Don Bastian says:

      Hi Kelly;
      Thanks for your comment and compliment on the streamers. Until the Hilyard book and Forgotten Flies came out, most of these patterns were unknown. Even in 1970, when the Carrie Stevens Tribute Plaque was placed at Upper Dam, it records; “She originated more than 24 streamer patterns…” Now we know that the actual number is over a hundred.
      Your memory is not like the Texas weather! :mrgreen:
      I’m glad you like the Larry’s Special. I like them all, some more than others I guess, it’s hard to pick one favorite.
      Thank you for your comment!

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