#17 – Spofford Smelt

#17 Spofford Smelt - Glenn Peckel

#17 Spofford Smelt - Glenn Peckel

Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Ora Smith
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.87

Hook: Mustad 7948A #6/8
Body: Rear hook burnt orange floss and on the front hook silver embossed tinsel.
Beads: Small silver cylindrical beads threaded on connecting wire
Throat: Golden yellow imitation to the bend of the rear hook
Wing: Sparse white imitation bucktail over which are 2 medium dun hackles
Shoulder: Pintail flank feathers 1/2 wing length
Head: Black
Eye: Painted white with black pupil

Notes: Possibly named for Spofford Lake in Spofford, NH. Glenn has put together an amazing set of 12 Ora Smith streamers as his contribution to the Streamers 365 project. Stay tuned in for the project as we will be showing this set over the year and we will be auctioning them all together as a set near the end of the project.

Glenn PeckelGlenn Peckel – 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.
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3 Responses to #17 – Spofford Smelt

  1. Chris Pervere says:

    This streamer was named for Spofford Lake in Spofford NH approx a 20 min drive from Ora’s home town of Keene.

  2. Monte Smith says:

    Very nice fly, Glenn! A modern classic. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set.

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