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General MacArthur
Designed by Carrie G. Stevens and Tied by Monte Smith

General MacArthur, Designed by Carrie G. Stevens and Tied by Monte Smith 

Name General MacArthur
Category Streamer
Hook Mike Martinek Rangeley 8XL, #1
TailRed golden pheasant crest
BodyFlat silver tinsel
RibSilver twist
UnderbellyEqual bunches of bucktail: red, white, followed by blue
ThroatWhite schlappen
WingTwo blue hackles, covered by a pair of grizzly hackles
ShouldersSilver pheasant
CheeksJungle cock
HeadRed, White, and Blue

General MacArthur is tied by Oregon Contributing Fly Tyer, Monte Smith. It is a wonderful rendition of one of Western Maine tyer, Carrie G. Stevens' (1888-1970) original streamers. She helped to popularize this style of tying in her day and this one from Monte's vise is an excellent example of how they should be tied.

You can see more of Monte's flies at The Flies of Monte Smith.


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