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PostPosted: February 1st, 2015, 4:25 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I need a little help from you classic fly guys. I am trying to pin down a solid list of Flys that are named after places in Rangeley... either rivers, towns, lodges, etc.

Here is what I have for a list, with the references where i've found them... what am I missing?

Streamers

1. Lakewood - stevens
2. Rapid River -stevens
3. Kennebago Streamer - welch
4. Cupsuptic Streamer - welch
5. York's Kennebago- Quimby maybe?
6. Indian Rock‎ - Stevens
7. Kennebago Special - Edson
8. Kennebago Smelt - Wilcox
9. Parm Belle - Stevens
10. Kennebago Muddler -???
11. Family Secret - burke
12. Dr. Burke - burke
13. Trout Rocks - #1-6 - Quimby
14. Rangeley favorite - Stevens
15. Hilyards book on Carrie Steves and web research.

Wet Flies

1. Magalloway
2. B-Pond
3. Richardson
4. Parm Belle
5. Rangeley
6. Ocquossoc
7. Mooselucmaguntic
8. Molechunkamunk
9. Cupsuptic
10. Allerton
11. Bemis stream
12. Indian Rock
13. The Tim - tim pond
14. Wet fly Source - ‎http://www.flyanglersonline.com/feat...es/archive.php
15. Source 2 -. ‎http://traditionalflies.com/index.php?wetpre1930
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PostPosted: February 1st, 2015, 6:59 pm 
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Mailbox and Bemis wet flies.

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 12:33 am 
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Thanks hunter... any source for reference on Mailbox? Is it really named for the mailbox pool?

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 6:52 am 
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Not named after a location, but, both my father and grandfather caught their biggest brookie on a fly called the "fore and aft."


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 7:32 am 
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TGIF -

You might try contacting Maine tyer Selene Dumaine (via Selene's Fly Shop in Brunswick - google it). She would likely know, and may well have invented a few of her own named for Rangeley locales.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 8:07 am 
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Don Bastian has a bunch of original patterns named after the Rangeley area. "Carrie's Ghost" and "White Nose Pete" are two. Contact him via his blog.
I think Mike Martinek has a few, as well.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 10:32 pm 
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Thanks guys! I am looking more for classic patterns, but will look into the new wave ones. Thanks again!!!

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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2015, 6:59 am 
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PostPosted: March 25th, 2018, 10:13 pm 
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Hey gang, I am blowing the dust off this project. We have settled back stateside, and I have a historic piece of bar board, screaming to be slathered in local flies. Any others jump to mind to be added to the list?

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2018, 1:30 pm 
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There is a Bemis Stream as well as a Bemis Special.

Bemis Stream:
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Bemis Special:
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PostPosted: March 26th, 2018, 7:02 pm 
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ITT,
would you post the recipe for "The Bemis Stream".Very nice looking tie.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: March 26th, 2018, 8:11 pm 
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This is a cool site.... bemis is here
http://flyanglersonline.com/features/ol ... art465.php

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2018, 8:37 pm 
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1weight wrote:
ITT,
would you post the recipe for "The Bemis Stream".Very nice looking tie.

Thanks,
Ron


Hey Ron. It's toward the bottom of this very interesting article.

http://flyanglersonline.com/features/ol ... art465.php

Edited - Tim posted the same link above.

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