Hook: Partridge CS 15, 10XL #2
Rib: Medium oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail covered with light blue bucktail
Wing: Two grizzly saddle hackles covered with two light blue hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant cheek feather
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: White and blue thread.
Notes: A simple original design created for a UNC friend of Monte’s. The Tarheel is similar to his Icy Blue, just uglier. 🙂 I’ll bet it gets fished during March Madness.
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]