Learn the mysteries of the Carrie Stevens method of making Rangeley-style streamers-one of the most enduring, effective, and beautiful baitfish imitations for catching trout. Step-by-step photo tutorials walk the reader through the entire process of tying a featherwing streamer, from material selection and preparation to finishing the fly. 380 color photos, 8.5×11 inches, 176 pgs.
Proven techniques presented in easy-to-understand text and full color photos
Practical tips for solving common tying problems
Exclusive recipes from the author, appearing for the first time in print
“Featherwing streamers reached the pinnacle of artistic and tying methodologies in the Rangeley region of Maine with the patterns of Carrie Stevens (1882–1953). Now comes Sharon E. Wright’s beautifully documented text on this tying style. Its details are abundantly plentiful, as are the great color photos and carefully explained methodologies for creating these extraordinary imitations. No tier can call themselves ‘compleat’ without having carefully studied this book and making these techniques their own.”–Dr. Gary A. Borger, Professor Emeritus, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Marathon County
“Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers is the first complete guide to creating some of the most beautiful and effective patterns in the history of fly fishing. Author Sharon E. Wright has written a book that is both useful and inspiring; read this book and you will be able to tie these flies. Every serious fly tier should add Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers to his library.”–American Angler magazine
“Sharon E. Wright has left no stone unturned in her Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers. The photography is simply breathtaking, the history is a pleasant read that enlightened me, and the list of patterns and tying steps could keep a tier busy forever. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know many fly tiers over the years with my International Fly Tying Symposium and Fly Fishing Shows. Sharon joined us not long ago and has immediately become a favorite for many attendees. Not only is her tying table like an artist’s canvas, colorful and meticulously organized, she loves to share her knowledge of tying. So now Sharon is an author. I’m so happy for her, because her effort in writing her book demonstrates the same attention to detail as her tying, her table displays at the shows, and her rapport with show customers. Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers is definitely in an elite category of its own and a centerpiece in any person’s library.”–Chuck Furimsky, director, International Fly Tying Symposium
“Sharon E. Wright is one of those rare fly tiers whose precision and perfection at the vice results in pure artistry. Her original featherwing streamer, the Maine Streamer, is a classic design. Wright, an able follower of the late and iconic streamer tier, Carrie Stevens, shares her tying know-how and passion for the Rangeley streamer heritage in her new book, Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers. The book promises to become a must-have text for any serious tier or follower of the fabled Rangeley Lakes era.”–V. Paul Reynolds, editor, Northwoods Sporting Journal