#332 – Torrish

#332 Torrish - Tony Smith

#332 Torrish – Tony Smith

Tied by: Tony Smith
Adaptation by: Tony Smith
Originated by: Mr. Radcliffe
Source: Classic Salmon Flies: Mikael Frodin, pg. 183

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #1 10xl
Thread: Black
Tail: Blue peacock body feather fibers
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: White bucktail then a golden pheasant crest sweeping upwards as long as the bucktail
Throat: Blue peacock body feather fibers
Underwing: 4-6 peacock herls
Wings: 2 yellow hackles flanked by grizzly dyed red-orange hackle
Shoulders: Bronze mallard
Eye: Jungle cock spears
Head: Black

Notes: Tony tied his creation based on the classic Atlantic salmon fly of the same name. The fly dates back to the 1800’s and the name was taken from a place in the Scottish countryside. The fly was designed to fish the famous waters of the Helmsdale River and in it’s height of popularity was included in Hardy’s top 12 salmon patterns. Given it’s color scheme, the streamer is an excellent producing fly when used as an attractor smelt trolling pattern.

Tony Smith - Fly Tyer Tony Smith – Anthony (Tony) Smith began tying flies with his LL Bean fly tying kit that he received from his parents for Christmas 1988. From tying commercially for his high school “job” for the likes of Hunter’s Angling and American Angling Supplies, to having his flies sought for various publications, Tony is proud to have his work be of known quality.
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3 Responses to #332 – Torrish

  1. Joel Stansbury says:


  2. Kelly L says:

    This pattern was a jaw dropper. This is an incredible tie, gorgeous isn’t a strong enough description. LOVE THIS ONE. 🙂

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