#46 – Spotty

#46 Spotty - Glenn Peckel
#46 Spotty - 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 3665A
Body: Silver braided Mylar tinsel secured at each end with red thread. 6-10 black spots with red centers are painted onto the body.
Wing: 10-15 long golden pheasant crest feathers tied flat on top curving downward
Shoulder: Centered on top is 1 guinea hen feather tied flat (1/3 length) and on each side is a Lady Amherst pheasant tippet (1/4 length).
Head: Black
Eye: Painted white with red pupil

Notes: This is another of Ora Smith’s signature golden pheasant crest winged flies. I really love the design and the detail put into the painted on spots on the body of the streamer. Ora Smith had some really unique ideas about his streamer designs, and his imagination has shaped some quite unique streamers for anglers and tyers alike to enjoy. Glenn has put together an amazing set of 12 Ora Smith streamers as his contribution to the Streamers 365 project. 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.
[visit Glenn’s streamer page]

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