Published Nov 28. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#88-2013 - Memphremagog Smelt

Memphremagog Smelt - Benoit Farcy Tied by: Benoit Farcy Originated by: Henry McGowan Memphremagog Smelt Streamer Recipe Hook: Mustad 94720 #2 Thread:...

#88-2013 Memphremagog Smelt - Benoit Farcy #88-2013 Memphremagog Smelt - Benoit Farcy


Tied by: Benoit Farcy
Originated by: Henry McGowan

Memphremagog Smelt Streamer Recipe


Hook: Mustad 94720 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Body: Orange silk floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Yellow bucktail under purple bucktail
Topping: 3-4 peacock herl
Cheek: patridge back feather
Head: Black

Notes: Straddling the boarder of Quebec and Vermont, Lake Memphremagog has a healthy population of smelts which are preyed upon by landlocked salmon, bass, trout and other apex predators. Trolling the streamer is a common method of fishing the deeper waters. McGowan declared that "Any damn fool can do ... dragging a sliver of tin through deep water on a metal line for rainbows, lakers and such". McGowan was a Memphremagog guide and developed the streamer around 1930.
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Progressing very nicely Benoit,lovely looking hairwing..

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