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Dazzler  (A Stevens Pattern)
Tied by Ard Stetts
Dazzler  (A Stevens Pattern)

Name Dazzler
Category Steelhead/Rainbow/Char
Body Flat silver tinsel
Throat Gray squirrel tail under which a small bunch of yellow hackle barbules
Wings Two yellow dyed barred rock saddle hackles, *I like to add two short white hackles as an under wing providing a fuller profile
Shoulders White duck breast feathers dyed red
Cheeks Jungle cock
Head Black mono cord

Dazzler, a Carrie Stevens fly, was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Ard Stetts. You can see more of Ard's flies at The Flies of Ard Stetts . See his notes below:

Ard's Notes: Carrie Stevens was the wife of a local guide and a self taught fly dresser. Her style and technique of dressing streamer flies was original and soon became the standard for many other regional fly dressers. By looking at American feather wing streamer flies whether current creations of reproductions of historic patterns the shadow of Mrs. Stevens style of dressing is often present.

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