#352 – CDL Smelt

#352 CDL Smelt - Joel Stansbury

#352 CDL Smelt – Joel Stansbury

Tied by: Joel Stansbury
Originated by: Joel Stansbury

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Orange UNI-Stretch
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hen hackle fibers
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by olive hackle flanked by Coq de Leon hackle
Shoulder: Jungle cock body feather
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: An impressive smelt imitation using some natural looking yellow and olive tones nestled under a badger Coq de Leon hackle. Joel’s streamer is a wonderful mimic for the rainbow smelts that make up a large portion of the diets of big lake sport fish. the dark centers of the Coq de Leon hackle make a perfect lateral line for the smelt.

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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5 Responses to #352 – CDL Smelt

  1. Joel Stansbury says:

    Thanks everybody! I really appreciate all the kind comments.
    Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Cheers, Joel

  2. Armando says:

    As always very well done…!

  3. This is a great fly. It almost makes me hungry!

  4. Jim Bennett says:

    I agree with kelly, Joel a very nice well proportioned fly,it looks amazing..

  5. Kelly L says:

    Joel, this is a magnificent tie. I love everything about it, especially the brilliant coloring. WELL DONE!!!

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