Published May 24. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#145 - Black Beauty

Tied by: Monte Smith Originated by: Jim Deren Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999), Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials Volume 2,...

#145 Black Beauty - Monte Smith


Tied by: Monte Smith
Originated by: Jim Deren
Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999),
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials Volume 2, Schmookler & Sils (1997)

Hook: Mustad-Chestertown #3298, #8 (modified hook)
Eye: Silk gut
Tail: Red schlappen
Body: Green tinsel
Throat: Red schlappen
Wing: Four black hackles
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: I really can't get enough of the flies Monte tied on the Mustad-Chestertown #3298 hooks. This pattern is found in Schmookler & Sils books, and I can say that I much prefer Monte's take on the streamer. Not to take away from Marcelo Morales' beautifully tied fly that appears in both Forgotten Flies and Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials Volume 2, I just really like how that hook looks.
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I really love these flies on Chestertown hooks. They always have a sleek predatory look, very effective!!

Great fly again Monte!

Eunan

Comment to #145 - Black Beauty...

Monte, you hit a home run with this one!

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This fly works well , too! Be sure to fish this pattern.

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