Hook: Partridge CS15
Body: White floss
Rib: Silver flat mylar tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Underwing: Mixed white and yellow bucktail
Wing: Olive hackle flanked by silver badger hackle
Shoulder: Copper pheasant
Eyes: Jungle cock
Notes: A stunning smelt pattern with a touch of glamour thrown in. The copper pheasant used in the shoulder casts some amazing iridescent bronze and coppers, adding some shine to the otherwise subdued pattern. The underwing helps to give some bulk to the head, and when the streamer gets damp, you might think Joel netted this one out of the creek. Another great Joel Stansbury pattern, I really wish we had more of them to share.
Joel Stansbury – I started tying flies about 1967 in Wausau, Wisconsin when I worked for Kraft Foods. I have been lucky to get lessons from Dick Talleur & Bob Veverka, and a long time friendship and correspondence with John Shewey. I learned Spey flies from John, Streamers & Dee flies from Bob, and everything else from Dick.
[visit Joel’s streamer page on Streamers 365]