Published Jun 6. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#158 - Northwest Bay

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Ken Thayer Source: Long Feathers Long Flies: Ken Thayer 1997 Pg. 13 Hook: Mustad 3907A #2 Thread: Black flat...

#158 Northwest Bay - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Ken Thayer
Source: Long Feathers Long Flies: Ken Thayer 1997 Pg. 13

Hook: Mustad 3907A #2
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Tag: Embossed copper tinsel
Body: Silver tinsel flat
Rib: Embossed copper tinsel
Belly: Peacock herl, pink bucktail and white bucktail
Wing: 2 dark dun hackles flanked by hot pink hackles
Shoulder: Mallard flank
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This is another pattern found in Ken Thayer's "Long Feathers Long Flies" booklet. The dark grey feathers flanked by the pink hackle is really quite convincing as a smelt body when the gets saturated. Ken describes this smelt pattern as being a productive one for trolling on New York's Lake George.
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Comment to #158 - Northwest Bay...

Lovely fly Darren. I think the work here in incredible. Nice find on that pattern too!

Comment to #158 - Northwest Bay...

Thanks Kelly

I’m a fan of the pink and grey, I guess the head could be smaller here too, but I’m pretty happy with it overall.

Comment to #158 - Northwest Bay...

Darren, superb tie! I especially like the belly,wing composition.

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