Published Aug 11. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#224 - Needle Smelt

Tied by: Glenn Peckel Originated by: Ora Smith Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.79 Hook: Mustad...

#224 Needle Smelt - Glenn Peckel


Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Ora Smith
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.79

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Body: Embossed silver tinsel
Wing: Golden yellow imitation bucktail under four dark grey saddle hackles
Throat: White bucktail
Shoulder: Jungle cock
Eye: Painted white with black pupil
Head: Black

Notes: The Needle Smelt is also known as the Pinhead Smelt. If you happen to check the recipe in Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon, you will notice the throat is absent in the description, but present in the image. Glenn's attention to detail helps to fill in some of the gaps. Glenn has put together an amazing set of 12 Ora Smith streamers as his contribution to the Streamers 365 project. We will be auctioning them all together as a set near the end of the project.
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Very nice, well proportioned fly...

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