#62 – Dusty Streamer

#62 Dusky Smelt - Darren MacEachern

#62 Dusky Smelt - Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Bert Quimby
Sources: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing – Bates Pg. 265

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek hook
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Black or red floss
Belly: Peacock herl and white bucktail both as long as the wing
Throat: Golden pheasant crest curving upward (not included on later streamers)
Wing: 4 grizzly (Plymouth Rock) hackles with strong barring
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The Dusty Streamer has an early and a late dressing as well as a related pattern, the Dusty Streamer #2. The earlier dressing had a red silk body and later version were switched to black. This streamer was first used on Moosehead Lake in Maine and is a good choice for targetting the land locked salmon early in the season.

Darren MacEachern – Darren has been fishing from the age of 4 all across Canada. He started on the east coast in Prince Edward Island before moving west to the banks of the Bow River in Calgary Alberta. He now resides just outside of Toronto, fishing the Great Lakes and the fine tributary waters around.
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2 Responses to #62 – Dusty Streamer

  1. avril anjers says:

    I’m with Kelly, grizzly rocks and this is a great streamer!

  2. Kelly L says:

    Darren, beautiful work! These look like fish catchin’ machines to me. (I must admit, I am a grizzly fanatic)

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