Sandbar Smelt Streamer Pattern(s)submitted By Lindsey Grandison - Smelt Pattern Feature

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Submitted By Lindsey Grandison

TAG three turns of flat silver tinsel
BODY orange floss
RIB medium flat silver tinsel
UNDERWING beneath the shank are a few strand of pale yellow impala (calftail) extending beyond the hook point, beneath this are a few strand of white bucktail equal in length
THROAT white schlappen with light yellow hackle outside. The light yellow hackle is also added to the top of the hook shank.
UNDERWING four to six bronze strands of peacock herl that extend one-half inch beyond the hook
WING each wing is constructed of two white and one golden green saddle hackle (from inner to outer wing surface)
SHOULDER lemon woodduck flank feather
CHEEKS jungle cock
COMMENT Named for the sandbar at Newfound Lake, New Hampshire.

Originator and Pattern Source: Originator unidentified. “Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing” by Joseph D. Bates Jr. The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA. 1966. Also given in “Smelt Fly Patterns” by Donald A. Wilson. Frank Amato Publications, Inc., Portland Oregon, 1996

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