#96 – Smelty Dog

#96 Smelty Dog - Mike Boyer
#96 Smelty Dog - Mike Boyer

Tied by: Mike Boyer
Originated by: Tom Fawcett
Source: Forgotten Flies – Schmookler & Sils

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 6xl
Thread: White
Tag: Fine embossed silver tinsel
Body: Light yellow silk
Rib: Fine embossed silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen fibers
Underwing: Dark pink bucktail
Wing: 4 dun hackles
Shoulder: Bronze mallard flank
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: This is quite a beautiful streamer tied by Mike. The hackle has nice dark centers edged with lighter smoky dun tips that let the burst of pink break out of the creaks in the wing. The bronze mallard shoulder melts flawlessly into the wing, and the light body suggests this is a very tasty morsel slipping through the waters. This is a proven pattern, being quite successful in luring the land locked salmon populations of northern Maine.

Mike Boyer Mike Boyer – I started tying flies for Trout in the early 1960’s. My folks bought me a little boxed fly tying kit from the local sporting goods store that included a Thompson vise, some hackles and various body and winging materials. A couple of my father’s friends taught me how to cast a fly, and the obsession with flies and fly fishing began.
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