Published Jan 6. 2018 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

Marabou Smelt (Dick Stewart)

The Marabou Smelt is a fly pattern created by author Dick Stewart. This pattern can be found on page 107 of Trolling Flies for Trout & Salmon...

The Marabou Smelt is a fly pattern created by author Dick Stewart. This pattern can be found on page 107 of Trolling Flies for Trout & Salmon authored by Dick Stewart and Bob Leeman. http://amzn.to/2CxAXMN

The Marabou smelt is a baitfish imitation that has been effective for Maine's landlocked salmon and trout species. Tie this fly pattern in larger sizes (#4 and lager) for the traditional trolling method of fishing and use smaller sizes (#6-10) as casting flies.



Marabou Smelt Fly Pattern Recipe



Hook: Mustad L87-3665a #2-10 or another streamer hook
Thread: Black FWN (210 denier)
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Thread: Black 6/0 (140 denier)
Wing: White bucktail, white marabou, and light blue marabou
Topping: 4-6 peacock herls
Eyes: Jungle cock nails or painted eyes
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Comment to Marabou Smelt (Dick Stewart) Tied by Da...

Very nice Darren, i think this fly would also work very well on the sea trout here in the U.K

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