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
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 – 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.
[visit Joel’s streamer page on Streamers 365]