Chesuncook Smelt - Smelt Pattern Feature

Submitted by Lindsey Grandison
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BODY Yellow floss
RIB Flat silver tinsel
THROAT beneath the shank are a few strand of yellow bucktail the length of hook, beneath this are a few strand of white bucktail the length of the hook
UNDERWING four or five strands of peacock herl
WING each wing is constructed of two green saddle hackles
CHEEK mallard flank feather dyed yellow
COMMENTS Named after Chesuncook Lake in Maine. In the reference book there is a typographical error in the description of the throat. I have given the construction derived from the picture of the fly.
Originator and Pattern Source: Originator unidentified. “Smelt Fly Patterns” by Donald A. Wilson. Frank Amato Publications, Inc., Portland Oregon, 1996

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