Hook: Mustad 94720, #2
Ribs: Flat copper tinsel; small oval copper tinsel counter-wrapped
Body: Flat green tinsel
Belly: Grey fox
Underwing: Peacock herls covered with long golden pheasant crest
Wing: Four gray saddle hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant
Cheek: Jungle cock
Throat #1: Short golden pheasant crest
Topping and Throat #2: Dyed green golden pheasant crests
Notes: A tribute fly to one of my fishing places forever seared into my memory. A classic “Ghost” style design with a little extra fun.
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]