Published Jan 21. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#21 - Granite Hill Smelt

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Duane Vigue Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #2 8XL Thread: Black 70 denier Tag:...

#21 Granite Hill Smelt - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Duane Vigue

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #2 8XL
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Belly: Light grey bucktail then white bucktail
Underwing: 4-6 bleached and dyed red peacock swords (I've used red dyed eye herl)
Wing: 2 silver badger hackles flanked by light blue dun hackle
Shoulder: Ringneck pheasant rump
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: This is one of Duane's spectacular smelt imitations. He named the pattern after the area he grew up, Granite Hill, Manchester. There are a number of quarries filled in with water where Duane spent time swimming with his friends. The look of the fly was is similar to the quarry walls, hence the name.
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Comment to #21 - Granite Hill Smelt...

I've never seen this pattern before Darren. Very nice! I can't see the blue in it, but I bet it is a supreme imitation in the water.

Comment to #21 - Granite Hill Smelt...

Thanks Kelly. I love Duane's patterns, and especially this one. hopefully we'll see a few originals before the year is up. The blue is the light grey dun also called a blue dun.

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