Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Forest Robertson
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.83
Hook: Mustad 7948A #6/8
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Rear hook: burnt orange floss and ribbed with silver tinsel, front hook: embossed silver tinsel
Throat: Sparse white imitation bucktail
Wing: Sparse yellow imitation bucktail over which four faded medium blue dun hackles with lavender tone
Notes: While this streamer wasn’t originated by Ora Smith himself, he did tie and include it in his submission to Leeman and Stewart for their book, Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon. Forest preferred to have the rear hook of his tandems ride upward, and you may also note the differently colored front and rear hook body. 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 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.
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