Partridge Streamer – Cliff Leaner Tandem and Miss Sharon

These are great examples of classic Maine Streamers – notice the sparseness of these flies. You can count the Bucktail Hairs because there are so few. These are great examples of not over-dressing a fly – less is more!

The Cliff Leaner Tandem was a Bob Bibeau pattern for the Sebago Lake area.

Cliff Leaner Tandem pattern tied by Scott Biron

Hook: Partridge Wet Heavy Supreme G3A/L

Body: Flat silver tinsel

Wing: Sparse white bucktail over which are two Ewing Feathers, grizzly saddles flanked by two olive saddles.

Shoulder: Red saddle hackle extending two-thirds of the wing

Head: Red

Partridge WET HEAVY SUPREME G3A/L
Miss Sharon Fly tied on a Partridge CARRIE STEVENS STREAMER CS15

The Miss Sharon was an Arthur Libby pattern for the same area.

Miss Sharon pattern tied by Scott Biron

Hook: Partridge Carrie Stevens Streamer CS15

Body: Red floss

Rib: Flat silver tinsel medium

Wing: Very sparse red, over which is white over which is orange, over which is black bucktail. No more than eight hairs per colour.

Head: Black

Scott A. Biron

Scott A Biron

Scott Biron cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the 1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams North of Route 26 in NH and his beloved 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

www.nhflytyer.com