Hook: Gaelic Supreme Martinek Carrie Stevens Hook #1 10XL
Tail: Red Icelandic sheep, tied in at the end spanning the full legnth of the hook to the eye and wrapped like a rib with white thread and tied off at the eye.
Body: Pearl tinsel on top of the red Icelandic sheep, wrapped to the eye (was originally plastic Christmas icycle in 1978)
Belly: White Icelandic sheep hair (was originally done with Bucktail in 1978)
Throat: Red hackles
Wing: Two Kingfisher blue saddle hackles flanked by two gray dun saddle hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant
Eye: Jungle Cock
Notes: This pattern was created in 1978 when David’s client Martha Browne requested to have a commissioned fly. She had experienced some positive results on a previous trip to Grand Lake Stream with the Supervisor, so David surprised her with his creation, The Manager. The pattern finds its roots in Joseph S. Stickney’s Supervisor with the addition of silver pheasant cheeks, a red throat and a white underbelly of Icelandic Sheep hair. The way that Icelandic Sheep looks when wet, holding its color and shape, makes it an ideal choice for a smelt pattern such as this. Martha has enjoyed great results with this streamer and reserves space for it in her fly box each season.
David Mac – I have been tying flies since 1964 and it has brought me, countless hours of enjoyment. As a young guest at the United Fly Tyers meetings in Boston, MA I was introduced to Streamers by many of the Great Tyers. In the 1970′s I spent a decade providing streamers to many of the best Maine Fly Shops and Camps.
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