#237 – Willow Creek Smelt

#237 Willow Creek Smelt - Darren MacEachern

#237 Willow Creek Smelt – Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek #1 8xl
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Green floss
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Red and white bucktail
Throat: Golden pheasany crest
Underwing: Red bucktail
Wing: 4 silver badger hackle
Shoulder: Guinea fowl
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: Darren tied this streamer for a client who happens to be an Alaskan Salmon guide. He created the streamer based on elements based in and around the Willow, Alaska location the guide operates out of. The body is a deep forest green for the vast forest found in the region. The silver on the body for the silver salmon. The Belly of the fly is white to represent snow. The wing is grey for the surrounding mountains. The cheek is a guinea fowl feather to represent the freestone rivers. There is golden pheasant in the throat and the eye of the fly for the mining in Willow, and finally, Darren added a red streak down the middle for a personal nod to the guide’s business called Hellbent Fishing .

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.
Daily Fly Tyer | Streamers 365 | Fly Fusion
[visit Darren’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

This entry was posted in Darren MacEachern, Original Streamer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to #237 – Willow Creek Smelt

  1. joel stansbury says:

    WoW! Darren, this is one of your best yet. I love the colors and wicked shape. Super job!

  2. Kelly L says:

    Darren, the choice of materials here is outstanding. I love how it all comes together. A beauty!

  3. Definate smelt coloring and shape.
    Nice streamer.

  4. Jim Bennett says:

    Lovely looking fly.well done..

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.