Winnipesaukee Smelt Streamer Pattern(s)submitted By Chris Delplato - Smelt Pattern Feature

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Submitted By Chris DelPlato

BODY Flat silver tinsel, double wrapped
WING First Layer - sparse white bucktail

Second Layer - 3 or 4 strands of thin peacock herl

Third Layer - sparse orchid bucktail

Fourth Layer - A single white marabou plume, tied in flat as long as the bucktail.

Top Layer - 2 or 3 natural black silver pheasant crest curving down over and as long wing.

HEAD Pearlescent lacquer with black pupil.
COMMENTS Originated by Jim Warner in 1957 when he owned his Sportsmen's Center in Wolfboro, NH. According to Jim, it should be tied with a marabou plume having little or no center quill and the eyes should be built up with clear and pearlescent lacquer to give a 'bulging' look.

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