Published Nov 7. 2011 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2020

Glenn Peckel

Glenn's Streamers on Streamers 365

Glenn Peckel

Glenn's Streamers

#17 Spofford Smelt - Glenn Peckel
#46 Spotty - Glenn Peckel
#68 Purple Smelt - Glenn Peckel
#104 Canopache - Glenn Peckel
#138 Robbies - Glenn Peckel
#160 Killer Ghost - Glenn Peckel #160 Killer Ghost - Glenn Peckel
#201 Fluorescent Body Gray Ghost - Glenn Peckel #201 Fluorescent Body Gray Ghost - Glenn Peckel
#224 Needle Smelt - Glenn Peckel #224 Needle Smelt - Glenn Peckel
#291 Silver Smelt - Glenn Peckel #291 Silver Smelt - Glenn Peckel
Glenn's Biography

I started fly tying shortly after going with a friend whose father had arranged for us to spend a day with a co-worker of his who fly-fished. It was early May and Hendrickson's were hatching on his local stream. He showed us the book "Selective Trout " and then he tied a gold ribbed hare's ear wet fly. Watching him fish that fly and seeing the trout that he landed was as magical a moment as I have ever seen.

Now it is over four decades later and fly tying has given me a lifetime of memories I have been fortunate enough to demonstrate at the Dutch Fly Fair in Holland, the Chatsworth Angling fair in England as well as numerous FFF national conclaves. It is the history of fly tying that has always interested me. I enjoy tying and reproducing the flies of yesterday. I can't help but wonder what the originator was thinking as he designed his patterns. For the streamer 365 project I chose to reproduce as closely as possible the flies of Ora Smith that were featured in "Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon" by Dick Stewart and Bob Leeman. I love to tie steelhead and salmon flies. When I became involved in this project I couldn't help but think how fortunate I was to be included with so many of the finest streamer tiers working in the world today. I am again fortunate to call so many of them friends but what I would have given to have a streamer 365 reference when I started! I hope you enjoy tying all of the streamers to be featured.

Oh, and when I am not fly tying then I am usually sitting comfortably in my favorite easy chair reading a good book of fishing stories.


Comment to Glenn Peckel...

Glenn, can I get you to produce a Winnipesaukee Queen and a Canopache for me? I'm looking to box frame them for a gift for my father in law who owns the Canopache Lodge in Wolfeboro, NH

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Comment to Glenn Peckel...

Great to see your still fishing ...Me too
Great pictures

The mudhole seems like a long-time ago


Mark Wahlgren


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