#160 – Killer Ghost

#160 Killer Ghost - Glenn Peckel
#160 Killer Ghost - Glenn Peckel

Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Ora Smith
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.75

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Rear 1/4, orange floss; next 1/4 slim orange floss with flat silver tinsel ribbing; front 1/2 orange floss
Wing: Red imitation bucktail over which are 4 wide dark blue dun hackles
Throat: Yellow imitation bucktail to the bend of the hook
Shoulder: Dark teal flank (40% length of body)
Cheeks: Jungle cock sword or spear feathers tied long
Head: Black

Notes: The jungle Cock feathers used on this streamer are quickly becoming a favorite material to tie with as I feel they lend a certain elegance to a streamer. The Jungle Cock spears are described as “the underdeveloped, almost black feathers with a narrow eye, from the base of a jungle cock neck”. There are only a few of these feathers available on each cape, so use them sparingly. 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 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.
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