#267 – Humes Bartail Smelt

#267 Humes Bartail Smelt - Joel Stansbury

#267 Humes Bartail Smelt – Joel Stansbury

Tied by: Joel Stansbury
Originated by: Joel Stansbury

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl
Thread: White
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Aqua blue UNI-stretch floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Silver Dr. blue bucktail
Throat: Silver pheasant
Wing: 2 kingfisher blue hackles flanked by silver Dr. blue dyed grizzly hackle flanked by light Coq de Leon hackles
Shoulder: Light mallard under Humes bartailed pheasant rump
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The layering of the wing is beautiful on Joel’s streamer. It should be noted that the CDL feather is specified to be light. This is important so that the grizzly barring behind it does not get too obscured. A dark CDL with a darker centre would take away the purpose of stacking the feather patterns. Although there is a lot of blue in the pattern, the natural colored feathers tone it down, creating a natural looking smelt when it gets damp.

Joel Stansbury Joel Stansbury – I started tying flies about 1967 in Wausau, Wisconsin when I worked for Kraft Foods. I have been lucky to get lessons from Dick Talleur & Bob Veverka, and a long time friendship and correspondence with John Shewey. I learned Spey flies from John, Streamers & Dee flies from Bob, and everything else from Dick.
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4 Responses to #267 – Humes Bartail Smelt

  1. Cameron says:

    Best smelt imitation yet….great tie Joel.

  2. Jim Bennett says:

    Very nice, thought out fly.Well done Joel…

  3. Kelly L says:

    Gorgeous fly!

  4. Eunan says:

    The wing combination on this fly is perfect. CdL over griz and blue. It look awesome. Very nice fly Joel

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