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GRIZZBACK SMELT (DARK)
Submitted By Bob Skehan



GRIZZBACK SMELT (DARK) Image
GRIZZBACK SMELT (DARK)
HOOK Mustad 94720, size 6
THREAD red 8/0 for rear, then black 6/0 for front
TAIL Equal bunches of yellow, then red, then black hackle barbules.
BODY Silver Braided Mylar, secured with red thread.
THROAT Equal bunches of black, then red, then yellow hackle barbules.
UNDERWING Sparse white calftail, over which are two strands of pink crystal flash, over which are two strands of purple crystal flash.
WING Two grizzly saddle hackles, flanked by two black saddle hackles.
SHOULDERS Jungle cock body feathers


Bob's Comments On This Pattern


A dark-barred smelt pattern which I created that merges some of the best features of a variety of proven patterns.

The combination of the black and grizzly hackles for the wings provide the patterning of the backs of smelts found in certain waters here in Maine.

Pink and Purple Crystal Flash to add a bit of spark, and provide a hint of the coloration found on the smelt near the lateral line.

Silver braided mylar tubing for the body, secured with red thread in the back....very fishy looking material for streamer bodies, and I like patterns with red thread near the "ventral" area of a baitfish pattern.

Jungle Cock body feathers as shoulders provide an indication of a gill plate.

I've also tied this pattern using white or blue dun hackles flanking the grizzly. This version of the pattern is the Grizzback Smelt (Light)



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