Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Jerome Molloy
Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 70 denier
Tag: Silver embossed tinsel
Body: White wool
Ribbing: Silver embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen
Wing: 2 silver dr. blue hackles flanked by silver badger hackle
Shoulder: Mallard flank
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: The Molloy smelt is an east coast pattern developed by Jerome Molloy of New Brunswick for the spring kelt (salmon) fishery. Every spring, there is a run of “black” salmon and searun trout in Atlantic Canada. The fish feed of the smelts which have a light blue tinge. Jereome developed the pattern to match the smelts and quickly found success with the first time out with the streamer.
Jerome Francis Molloy is an honored inductee of the Atlantic Salmon Museum Hall of Fame in Doaktown, New Brunswick and was the Federation Quebec Salmon Atlantic Fly Tyer’s Hall of Fame. Anyone of this caliber who develops a streamer fly I would highly recommend it be fished with confidence.
Gary Fraser – Born in Rural Cape Breton I had the luxury of growing up with some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world on my doorstep. I am a father of two, an avid outdoorsman, guide and owner of nsflyfishing.com a website used with other guides and anglers to promote fly fishing and fly tying here in Atlantic Canada. I have had little time on the water the last number of years with a young family and working away but things are coming together for a great 2012 season.
[visit Gary’s streamer page on Streamers 365]