General MacArthur – Carrie Stevens Streamer Pattern

The General MacArthur streamer was the most popular fly out of the four patriotic patterns Carrie Stevens created during World War II. The other three are the Casablanca, America, and Victory. The General MacArthur also proved to be an effective fishing fly, as revealed in a report of a 1942 fishing trip with H. G. Tapply, Editor of Hunting and Fishing magazine, and his wife. She caught ten landlocked salmon on the pattern in just two hours, while he managed to take only one fish on his favorite Dark Tiger.

General MacArthur -

General MacArthur – size #1 – 8x long Gaelic Supreme Martinek / Stevens Rangeley Style streamer hook. Tied and photographed by Don Bastian.

General MacArthur

Tag: Flat silver tinsel

Tail: Red, white, and blue hackle fibers in that order

Body: Flat silver tinsel

Throat: Red, white, and blue hackle fibers in that sequence

Wing: Two white hackles flanked on each side by one blue hackle, flanked on each side by one grizzly hackle

Cheeks: Jungle cock

Head: Three equal bands of red, white, and blue thread in that order

To view Don Bastian’s Patriotic Patterns – Carrie Stevens Collector’s Edition Set, visit:  http://www.myflies.com/Carrie-Stevens-Streamer-Patterns-Collectors-Edition-Set-No-3-P730.aspx

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