Published Mar 30. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#90 - Spring Breeze

Tied by: Monte Smith Originated by: Monte Smith Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #1 Body: Flat silver tinsel Rib: Copper wire Belly: White...

#90 Spring Breeze - Monte Smith


Tied by: Monte Smith
Originated by: Monte Smith

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #1
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Rib: Copper wire
Belly: White bucktail and a short golden pheasant crest
underwing: Peacock herls covered by a long golden pheasant crest
Wing: 2 light blue hackles flanked by slightly shorter orange hackles
Shoulder: Blue phase peacock feathers
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

Notes: I can only assume that Monte was channeling Carrie Stevens when the design for this fly came to him. I can see the Grey Ghost, Pirate and the Blue Devil all peaking out of the wonderful streamer. If there were an orange band on the head I would swear it was one of her patterns.

An original pattern of mine [Monte Smith] for spring lake fishing. I love blue phase peacock feathers for any number of applications


I agree about the use of the blue phase peacock, it really defines the head of the streamer and is really quite pleasant to look at.
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Comment to #90 - Spring Breeze...

Nice colors on that one. Still following along every day.

Mark

Comment to #90 - Spring Breeze...

Awesome!

Monte ties some really amazing streamers and speys, and classics and ....

Comment to #90 - Spring Breeze...

Gorgeous!

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