#125 – Backcountry Badger

#125 Backcountry Smelt - Gary Fraser
#125 Backcountry Smelt - Gary Fraser

Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Gary Fraser

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: Red 70 denier
Tag: Flat copper tinsel
Tail: Orange hackle fibers
Body: Holographic gold tinsel
Ribbing: Flat copper tinsel
Belly: Cooper crystal flash then orange polar bear
Wing: 4 badger hackles
Shoulder: Coq de Leon dyed orange
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Red with orange band

Notes: Gary does an excellent task of melding the traditional with the modern on this streamer. The badger wing, copper and orange accents should help the streamer fill the role of the naive young brook trout. The use of flash in the belly, and the holographic tinsel used in the body are sure to catch the eye of many salmon, grilse and trout this fall.

Gary Fraser Gary Fraser – Born in Rural Cape Breton I had the luxury of growing up with some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world on my doorstep. I am a father of two, an avid outdoorsman, guide and owner of nsflyfishing.com a website used with other guides and anglers to promote fly fishing and fly tying here in Atlantic Canada. I have had little time on the water the last number of years with a young family and working away but things are coming together for a great 2012 season.
nsflyfishing.com
[visit Gary’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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