#68 – Purple Smelt

#68 Purple Smelt - Glenn Peckel

#68 Purple Smelt - Glenn Peckel

Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Popularized by Ora Smith
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.81

Hook: Mustad 7948A #6/8
Body: Flourescent red floss
Beads: On tandems flies place small cylindrical silver beads on the connecting wire
Throat: Red synthetic hair as long as the hook
Wing: Four lavender saddle hackles
Shoulder: Teal flank Feagther
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: 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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