Chemquasibamticook Smelt - Smelt Pattern Feature

Submitted by Lindsey Grandison
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TAG flat silver tinsel
BODY white floss
RIB medium flat silver tinsel
THROAT beneath the shank are a few strand of white bucktail the length of hook, beneath this are lavender hackle fibers
WING each wing is constructed of a lavender, a grizzly and a blue dun saddle hackle (from inner to outer wing surface)
SHOULDER gray mallard feather
CHEEK jungle cock
COMMENT Named after the lake in Maine. The lake is also called Ross Lake. I tied this pattern based on its beauty. It appears subtle and elegant. I was also impressed by the name and can’t wait for the day when someone asks me what I am using.
Originator and Pattern Source: Originated by Rick Southgate jr. “Smelt Fly Patterns” by Donald A. Wilson. Frank Amato Publications, Inc., Portland Oregon, 1996

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