Lacey Stephan Fly Pattern
Hook – Mustad #94840 or #94833
Size – #10
Thread – black 6/0
Tail – pheasant tail, a few strands.
Body – deer body hair, tied on shank for body, spiral wrap back to the bend in the hook, tie off so that hair tips flare, then spiral wrap foward toward head.
Wing – deer hair body, tied down over back, trude style
Hackle – grizzly & brown, mixed
Comment – Lacey Stephan Sr. is the creator of this fly. He was a well known boat builder, guide, and fly-tyer in the Grayling area. Lacey originally called this fly the “deer hair brown hackle”, but others now call it the “Lacey Stephan”. During Lacey’s later years he only fished with two flys, the Bicolored Walker and the fly presented here. Thanks to Tom Deschaine for this submission.