Published Feb 24. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#55 - Molloy Smelt

Tied by: Gary Fraser Originated by: Jerome Molloy Hook: Partridge CS15 #4 Thread: White 70 denier Tag: Silver embossed tinsel Body: White wool...

#55 Molloy Smelt - Gary Fraser


Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Jerome Molloy

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 70 denier
Tag: Silver embossed tinsel
Body: White wool
Ribbing: Silver embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen
Wing: 2 silver dr. blue hackles flanked by silver badger hackle
Shoulder: Mallard flank
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Molloy smelt is an east coast pattern developed by Jerome Molloy of New Brunswick for the spring kelt (salmon) fishery. Every spring, there is a run of "black" salmon and searun trout in Atlantic Canada. The fish feed of the smelts which have a light blue tinge. Jereome developed the pattern to match the smelts and quickly found success with the first time out with the streamer.

Jerome Francis Molloy is an honored inductee of the Atlantic Salmon Museum Hall of Fame in Doaktown, New Brunswick and was the Federation Quebec Salmon Atlantic Fly Tyer's Hall of Fame. Anyone of this caliber who develops a streamer fly I would highly recommend it be fished with confidence.
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Comment to #55 - Molloy Smelt...

Wow. Beautiful fly Gary and well done Jerome.

Comment to #55 - Molloy Smelt...

Love it Gary..Jim Bennett.

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