Carrie Stevens – General MacArthur No 6
It’s been a couple months since I’ve seen the last Stevens fly, and so I was happy to see another one posted up on eBay. The seller has a letter of authenticity from Paul Schmookler and was purchased in 2006. Paul was the publisher of The Art of Angling Journal as well as the 2 volume set of Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials.
This is one of my top 5 Carrie flies and while I will be watching and bidding, I am almost positive it will go beyond my reach.
Hook: 6xl or longer streamer hook
Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 white (switch to finish head)
Tail: Red hackle fibers under white under blue
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers under white under blue
Wing: Two white saddle hackles, flanked by light blue saddle hackles, flanked by grizzly saddle hackles
Cheeks: Jungle cock nail
Head: Blue, then white, then red at the eye