Published Jun 1. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#153 - Break Water Smelt

Tied by: Bill Chandler Originated by: Bill Chandler Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Streamer Hook #1 8xl Thread: Black Body: Silver flat tinsel...

#153 Break Water Smelt - Bill Chandler


Tied by: Bill Chandler
Originated by: Bill Chandler

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Streamer Hook #1 8xl
Thread: Black
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Underwing: Peacock herl 4-6
Under-shoulder: Red and yellow schlappen fibers
Throat: Red and yellow schlappen fibers
Wing: Gray hackle flanked by light blue hackle
Shoulder: Lavender guinea fowl
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This is a beautiful trolling smelt pattern with just a smattering of color thrown in. The blend of red and yellow schlappen on the front end of the streamer is like the flames painted on the vintage muscle car. The light blue and grey hackles in the wing melt into the lavender guinea fowl shoulder, no doubt any salmon worth its mettle would chase this streamer down for a tangle in the atmosphere.
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Comment to #153 - Break Water Smelt...

Greta fly Billy...the colors/blends are very lifelike...proportions etc. excellent work

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Comment to #153 - Break Water Smelt...

This fly is outstanding. I love ALL OF IT. Well done!!

Comment to #153 - Break Water Smelt...

Another cracker from Bill..

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