Smelt Pattern Feature

Introduction: This feature is part of a series of articles being created as a group effort by members of the Streamer List to provide some background information on the species of forage fish we most commonly try to immitate with streamer patterns. Many thanks to the list members who contributed patterns and other information! If you'd like to include one of your favorite smelt patterns to this feature, we'd be pleased to include it. Just Drop us a line for submittal information

American Smelt (Osmerus Mordax)

The "king of baitfish", the American Smelt is the inspiration for the vast majority of New England Streamer patterns. Though there are a number of smelt species throughout the world, it's the Atlantic Rainbow Smelt that populates New England's waters, and is the one most-commonly immitated. At some point, I'll write up a more complete description of the smelt, it's range and habitat, and other facts as was done for the other forage fish features in this series, but for now.....On to the patterns!

Pattern Listing

Contributed By: Pattern Name:
Bob Skehan Barnes Special
Scott Daskiewich Big Burnt Lake Smelt
Stan Jakubaszek Blue Smelt #1
Stan Jakubaszek Blue Smelt #2
Stan Jakubaszek Cerise Fire
Lindsey Grandison Chemquasibamticook Smelt
Lindsey Grandison Chesuncook Smelt
Lindsey Grandison Daisy Mae
Stan Jakubaszek Flagg's Smelt #1
Lindsey Grandison Golden Red
Stan Jakubaszek Green Beauty Variant
Emmett Johnson Helter Smelter
Lindsey Grandison Ice Out
Chris DelPlato Jane Craig
Bob Skehan Jerry's Smelt Variant
Emmett Johnson JJ's Smelt
Stan Jakubaszek Lavender And Lace
Stephen Delaney Magic Marabou Smelt
Robb Nicewonger Martinek Golden Smelt
Lindsey Grandison Memphramagog Smelt
Emmett Johnson Moondog Smelt
Lindsey Grandison Orange Sunshine
Stan Jakubaszek Pheasant Ghost
Bob Petti Pintail Smelt
Lindsey Grandison Sandbar Smelt
Chris DelPlato Silver Smelt
Stephen Delaney Steve's Smelt
Chris DelPlato Winnipesaukee Smelt
Bob Skehan Winni Pinni

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User comments
From: Don - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted September 8th 2013

hi,i am looking to gett the pattern for a fly called 88.....does any one know it?if so please let me know...tyvm e1......

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