Published Aug 24. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#237 - Willow Creek Smelt

Willow Creek Smelt - Darren MacEachern Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek #1 8xl Thread:...

#237 Willow Creek Smelt - Darren MacEachern #237 Willow Creek Smelt - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek #1 8xl
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Green floss
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Red and white bucktail
Throat: Golden pheasany crest
Underwing: Red bucktail
Wing: 4 silver badger hackle
Shoulder: Guinea fowl
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: Darren tied this streamer for a client who happens to be an Alaskan Salmon guide. He created the streamer based on elements based in and around the Willow, Alaska location the guide operates out of. The body is a deep forest green for the vast forest found in the region. The silver on the body for the silver salmon. The Belly of the fly is white to represent snow. The wing is grey for the surrounding mountains. The cheek is a guinea fowl feather to represent the freestone rivers. There is golden pheasant in the throat and the eye of the fly for the mining in Willow, and finally, Darren added a red streak down the middle for a personal nod to the guide's business called Hellbent Fishing .
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Comment to #237 - Willow Creek Smelt...

Lovely looking fly.well done..

Comment to #237 - Willow Creek Smelt...

Definate smelt coloring and shape.
Nice streamer.

Comment to #237 - Willow Creek Smelt...

Darren, the choice of materials here is outstanding. I love how it all comes together. A beauty!

Comment to #237 - Willow Creek Smelt...

WoW! Darren, this is one of your best yet. I love the colors and wicked shape. Super job!

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