Published Sep 1. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#245 - Converse Creature

Converse Creature - Bill Chandler Tied by: Bill Chandler Originated by: Bill Chandler Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl...

#245 Converse Creature - Bill Chandler #245 Converse Creature - Bill Chandler


Tied by: Bill Chandler
Originated by: Bill Chandler

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl
Thread: White
Tag: Silver holographic tinsel
Body: Light olive floss
Ribbing: Silver holographic tinsel
Under-shoulder: Red and grey hackle fibers
Throat: Red and grey hackle fibers
Wing: Golden olive hackle flanked by white hackle flanked by light dun hackle
Shoulder: Coral blue guinea fowl
Topping: Silver pheasant crest
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The wing is a light fresh blend of colour with hints of olive peaking out from behind the silvery exterior. The sweeping pheasant crest topping creates a distinct back to this striking smelt imitation. If you are in a pinch, and find yourself short of the black silver pheasant crest, some fine peacock herl from an eye or fine black marabou to use as a replacement. The silver pheasant crest is much softer than its golden counterpart and therefore moves more naturally in the water.
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I must say, my jaw dropped when I gazed at this immense beauty. That is an outstanding tie, LOVED IT.

Comment to #245 - Converse Creature...

Beautiful tie, Bill.

Comment to #245 - Converse Creature...

Beutiful fly with the ultimate "combover"!..

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