Published Jun 25. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#177 - Pauley's Smelt

Pauley's Smelt - Darren MacEachern Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Hook: Mustad B-17 #2 Thread: Black flat waxed nylon...

#177 Pauley's Smelt - Darren MacEachern #177 Pauley's Smelt - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Mustad B-17 #2
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Tail: Long peacock sword fibers
Body: Black floss
Rib: Red flat braid
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Natural black schlappen
Underwing: Fine peacock herl
Wing: Four natural black hackles
Shoulder: Grizzly hen dyed red then natural black hen saddle
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: A dark streamer with just a bit of red stuck in. The shoulder is stacked so that the subdued red hen feather is just noticeable, sticking out from behind the black hen and giving the streamer the appearance of an injured prey item. Natural black feathers are used rather than dyed black so that there is some variance of the shades, and depending on the feather, some natural iridescence.
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Comment to #177 - Pauley's Smelt...

Ooh, Darren, I love that! Just super. Your best yet.

Comment to #177 - Pauley's Smelt...

Lovely streamer Darren! I've never seen this one before. I like it!

Comment to #177 - Pauley's Smelt...

Thanks Chris! Even with claret eh. :)

Comment to #177 - Pauley's Smelt...

Thanks Kelly. Yup, this is the first time I've shown it anywhere. Glad you like it.

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