Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tag: Silver embossed tinsel
Tail: Silver Dr. blue duck quill
Butt: Silver Dr. blue ostrich herl
Body: Dark blue floss
Ribs: Tag: Silver embossed tinsel edged by silver oval tinsel
Belly: Sparese light blue bucktail
Wing: 2 blue hackles flanked by silver badger hackles
Topping: Silver Dr. blue ostrich herl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This azure themed smelt has all the great hallmarks to become a staple in any eastern streamer wallet. The blue tones in the wing are muted by the badger wing, and when wet, form a strong lateral line on the fly. The ostrich flows freely under the guide on the angler’s hand and the current imparting life into the streamer.
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.
[visit Gary’s streamer page on Streamers 365]