Jerry's Smelt Variant Streamer Pattern(s)submitted By Bob Skehan - Smelt Pattern Feature - Global FlyFisher

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Jerry's Smelt Variant Streamer Pattern(s)submitted By Bob Skehan - Smelt Pattern Feature


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JERRY'S SMELT VARIANT
Submitted By Bob Skehan



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JERRY'S SMELT VARIANT
HOOK Mustad 94720, size 6
THREAD red
TAIL red hackle fibers
BODY pearl EZ-Body braid, secured front and back with red thread
THROAT red hackle fibers
WING sparse red bucktail, over which is a pintail feather tied flat
EYES Prismatic Stick-ons
COMMENTS Jerry's Smelt is actually a variation of Joe's smelt, the only difference being the use of pearl myar tubing as the body instead of silver mylar tubing as Joe's smelt originally called for. My version uses pearl EZ-Body braid, includes a sparse underwing of red bucktail, and uses red thread for the head. Both of the patterns mentioned earlier have black heads. To secure the prismatic stick on eyes and fill the gaps caused by using these eyes, the head was finished with 5 minute epoxy to a nice round shape.



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