Allagash Lake Streamer Fly

Partridge CS17-7X #4 Heritage Streamer Hook

Tag:  Copper flat tinsel 3 turns will do
Body: Hot orange floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel (medium)
Belly:  Hot orange calf tail to the bend of the hook with sparse white bucktail slightly longer than the hook below the calf tail.
Throat: White hen fibers
Underwing: 6 peacock herls 
Wings:  2 hot orange Ewing hackles and 2 hot red flanked by a smokey grizzly on the outside
Shoulder: Black mallard flank 
Cheeks: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

September Witch is a Mike Martinek fly pattern

This pattern is out of a Mike Martinek pattern book.  The fly is not credited to him in the book.  It may have been his, some else’s or one that he improved on.

Tying notes:  Some say you can’t stack calf tail.  Maybe it should be better stated as calf tail doesn’t stack easily.  I stack the calf tail in this pattern.  Use a bone comb to semi align the hair.  Place the tips in first using a large stacker.  Rap the base of the stacker a few times.  Separate the stacker and pull the tips out.  Comb the hair again and repeat the stacking process.  They should be aligned fairly well at this point.  Just remove any hairs that are out of line.  In my opinion this pattern works well with jungle cock nails that are on the larger size.

Scott A. Biron

Scott A Biron

Scott Biron cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams north of Route 26 in NH and his favorite the Androscoggin River. Scott is an active fly tying instructor for NH Fish & Game and is popular tying and instructing in national, international and regional shows. He was awarded a 2017 NH Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant and studied fly tying including Traditional New England Streamer patterns and progressed to Classic Salmon Flies. Since then he has become a Master Artist in the Traditional Arts Program. He had an apprentice working under him during 2021.  Scott has a strong interest in historical NH fly tyers and their lost patterns and has published, researched, instructed as well as demonstrated many of these lost NH fly patterns. He enjoys instructing individuals of all ages in the art of fly tying and is known for including the history of these tyers and their flies in his instruction. Scott is considered an expert on large group instruction and offers dozens of classes year round. Each year he is an volunteer instructor at NH Fish & Game's Camp Barry's Fish Camp where he instructs over 50 campers in fly tying and fly fishing. Scott is a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, an Ambassador for the American Museum of Fly Fishing.  He is a regular contributor to the Fly Dressers Guild Journal and the NH Wildlife Journal.  Scott is on the Partridge of Redditch, Sprite Hooks, Cortland, Riversmith and Ewing Feather Birds Pro Teams.  He is on the Ambassador Pro Team for HMH Vises. Ewing has come out with a signature series line of feathers under Scott’s name. 

New London, New Hampshire USA

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