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RIPOGENUS SMELT (MY GRAY VERSION), OUANANICHE SUNSET, SAWBELLY SPECIAL, PEARLESCENT GHOST, OUTLET BAY SPECIAL, CRYSTAL FLASH SMELT
Submitted By Scott Daskiewich



RIPOGENUS SMELT (MY GRAY VERSION) Image OUANANICHE SUNSET Image
RIPOGENUS SMELT (MY GRAY VERSION) OUANANICHE SUNSET
THREAD Black
BODY Orange Floss
RIB Flat Silver Tinsel
WING 2 grizzly hackles outside of which are 2 dun gray hackles, peacock next to the hook.
THROAT Sparse White Bucktail, Golden Pheasant Crest 1/3 length of wing
SHOULDERS Dark barred teal
CHEEKS Jungle Cock (optional)
COMMENTS I like the gray color better than the blue that the original pattern calls for.
THREAD Black
BODY Flat gold tinsel
VEILING 2 golden pheasant crests, one up one down
WING Two yellow outside of which are two orange outside of which are 2 purple saddle hackles
THROAT Red Shlappen next to body then purple shlappen
CHEEKS Jungle Cock
SAWBELLY SPECIAL Image PEARLESCENT GHOST Image
SAWBELLY SPECIAL PEARLESCENT GHOST
THREAD Black
TAIL/BODY/UNDERWING Holographic tinsel in blue, black, purple or green like I used.
WING White Bucktail
SHOULDERS Mallard Flank
THROAT Red hackle barbules
TOPPING Peacock Herl
COMMENTS I culled this one from the 9/97 edition of the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. This fly was apparently developed to imitate sawbellies(alewives) but I say it makes for a better smelt. The original pattern calls for a big eye to be glued on the shoulder but I personally like the painted eye(or jungle cock). When wrapping the body, I also like to let some of the black hook wrap show through to give it that dark but shiny banding that smelt have.
THREAD Black
TAG Red silk or thread
BODY Pearlescent mylar tubing
THROAT White bucktail
WING Couple strands of Peacock herl, over which are a few strands of pearlescent crystal flash, outside of which are 2 to 4 gray saddle hackles
SHOULDERS Silver pheasant
CHEEKS Jungle Cock or substitute. Here I used laquered turkey tail with painted eyes.
COMMENTS Yet another variation of the classic Gray Ghost. The first time I used this version, I caught several nice landlockeds on it
OUTLET BAY SPECIAL Image CRYSTAL FLASH SMELT Image
OUTLET BAY SPECIAL CRYSTAL FLASH SMELT
THREAD Black
TAG Red silk or thread with unstrung mylar hanging back.
BODY Pearlescent mylar tubing
THROAT Sparse white bucktail
WING Pink superhair over which is lavender fish hair over which is peacock herl
SHOULDERS Dark barred teal or mallard flank
EYES Laquered white with black pupil
COMMENTS I created this one because I liked the way the lavender fish hair looked in the water.
THREAD Black
BODY Mylar tubing(optional/I didn't use any) then: White crystal flash over which is holographic tinsel over which is green crystal flash
TAIL Extension of body
EYES Laquered white with black pupil




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