#198 – Boston Blackie

#198 Boston Blackie - Monte Smith
#198 Boston Blackie - Monte Smith

Tied by: Monte Smith
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999)

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8 XL, #1
Thread: Black
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Throat: Black, then white bucktail
Wing: Peacock herls and a total of four black saddles
Shoulder: Green phase golden pheasant body feathers
Cheek: Jungle cock

Notes: Monte says:

“A fly that drew my attention the minute I bought the Carrie Stevens Rangeley Favorites poster.”

It looks like this may have been from a private collection. The Boston Blackie isn’t a common streamer, but it is quite something to look at. It does not appear outside of Schmookler & Sils writings (that I can find), but it does fit Carrie’s style quite nicely.

Monte Smith Monte Smith – Monte Smith is a well-rounded and accomplished fly tyer. His work is featured in books, periodicals, on websites, and in frames around the world. From his original featherwing streamers within the pages of Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers by David Klausmeyer to a four recent articles featuring original patterns in Northwest/Southwest Fly Fishing magazines, there are a number of projects that feature his flies.
[visit Monte’s streamer page]


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