Published Jun 28. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#180 - Bicentennial Smelt

Bicentennial Smelt - Jim Warner Tied by: Jim Warner Originated by: Jim Warner Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob...

#180 Bicentennial Smelt - Jim Warner #180 Bicentennial Smelt - Jim Warner


Tied by: Jim Warner
Originated by: Jim Warner
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.39

Hook: Mustad 94720 #4
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Copper flat tinsel
Belly: White marabou
Underwing: Mixed red, white and blue bucktail
Wing: 4 grey dun hackles
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The pattern was developed by Jim in 1976 after it was suggested by his friend Roger Conant that he should create a streamer to honor the United States bicentennial. Roger suggested "Why don't you tie a bicentennial fly, everybody's got a bicentennial something?", and so Jim set to the vise. He choose a copper body because of the success copper flies had obtained in Winnipesaukee, the tri-colored underwing, the colors of the flag, and the grey dun wing being the traditional New England favorite.
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Comment to #180 - Bicentennial Smelt...

Wonderful streamer. There's another lake in the north country where copper rules.

Comment to #180 - Bicentennial Smelt...

Very nice work! I am a big fan of copper, and red, white, and blue!

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