Tied by: Monte Smith
Originated by: Monte Smith
Hook: Mustad-Chestertown #3298, #8 (modified hook)
Eye: Silk gut
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Flat blue tinsel
Rib: Small oval copper tinsel, doubled
Throat: Red schlappen fibers
Wing: 2 royal blue hackles flanked by slightly shorter black hackles
Eyes: Small Jungle Cock
Notes: Monte did a wonderful job modifying these Mustad-Chestertown #3298 hooks to work for these streamers. You can see his notes on the process here, and check out another original streamer pattern from Monte.
This is the streamer adaptation of my steelhead fly of the same name. I like using blue in a few patterns as I find it highly effective and under-used.
Monte Smith – Monte Smith is a well-rounded and accomplished fly tyer. His work is featured in books, periodicals, on websites, and in frames around the world. From his original featherwing streamers within the pages of Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers by David Klausmeyer to a four recent articles featuring original patterns in Northwest/Southwest Fly Fishing magazines, there are a number of projects that feature his flies.
[visit Monte’s streamer page]