Published Jul 29. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#211 - Frosty Smelt

Frosty Smelt - Darren MacEachern Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook...

#211 Frosty Smelt - Darren MacEachern #211 Frosty Smelt - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl
Thread: Blue 6/0
Tag: Blue thread
Body: Silver Axxel flash
Belly: White bucktail
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wing: 2 silver Dr. blue hackles flanked by silver badger hackle
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Blue

Notes: This is a nod to Dick Frost's Blue Smelt bucktail pattern. The Frosts Blue Smelt features the same tag and head in blue with a silver body. The wing was tied with layers white bucktail, peacock herl then blue bucktail. Dick's original featured a painted white eye with a black pupil and was tied both on single hooks and tandem rigs.
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Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

That's one beautiful smelt pattern. The color is a killer.

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Killer fly, brilliant tie!

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Thanks Kelly. I had been looking at the Frost's Blue Smelt for a long time wishing it was a feather-wing so it could be included, and figured I could create something. I'm pretty happy with how the pattern turned out.

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Thanks Alan. Blue and badger works for me too.

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Looks like a winner to me Darren

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Darren, not just a winner, but a big time over the top design.
I really love this one. My kind of pattern. Congrats!!!!!

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Thank Gary :)

Comment to #211 - Frosty Smelt...

Thanks Joel :)

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