#177 – Pauley’s Smelt

#177 Pauley's Smelt - Darren MacEachern

#177 Pauley’s Smelt – Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Mustad B-17 #2
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Tail: Long peacock sword fibers
Body: Black floss
Rib: Red flat braid
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Natural black schlappen
Underwing: Fine peacock herl
Wing: Four natural black hackles
Shoulder: Grizzly hen dyed red then natural black hen saddle
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: A dark streamer with just a bit of red stuck in. The shoulder is stacked so that the subdued red hen feather is just noticeable, sticking out from behind the black hen and giving the streamer the appearance of an injured prey item. Natural black feathers are used rather than dyed black so that there is some variance of the shades, and depending on the feather, some natural iridescence.

Darren MacEachern – Darren has been fishing from the age of 4 all across Canada. He started on the east coast in Prince edward Island before moving west to the banks of the Bow river in Calgary Alberta. he now resides just outside of Toronto, fishing the Great lakes and the fine tributary waters around.
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4 Comments

  1. Kelly L says:

    Lovely streamer Darren! I’ve never seen this one before. I like it!

    1. pacres says:

      Thanks Kelly. Yup, this is the first time I’ve shown it anywhere. Glad you like it.

  2. Ooh, Darren, I love that! Just super. Your best yet.

    1. pacres says:

      Thanks Chris! Even with claret eh. 🙂

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