#104 – Canopache

#104 Canopache - Glenn Peckel
#104 Canopache - Glenn Peckel

Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Ora Smith
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.64

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Rib: 15 strands of red imitation bucktail, twisted then wrapped
Wing: 10-15 long golden pheasant crest feathers tied flat on top curving downward
Shoulder: Tied flat on top of the wing a dark Guinea hen feather about half the wing length
Head: Fluorescent red thread
Eye: Painted white with red pupil

Notes: This is another of Ora Smith’s signature golden pheasant crest winged flies. Because of the amount of feathers tied on at the head, this can be quite a tricky streamer to tie without it getting a fat head. 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.

The March streamers have now been posted on the auction page and will be open until next Sunday, April 15th. To check out the auctions, visit streamers2012 on ebay.

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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