Tied by: Glenn Peckel
Originated by: Ora Smith
Source: Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon; Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman 1982 pg.83
Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Wing: Four pale grey saddle hackles
Throat: Fine white bucktail extending almost body length
Shoulder: Lightly marked mallard about 1/3 wing length
Eye: Painted black with white pupil
Head: White with a fluorescent red band at the rear
Notes: This is the last Ora Smith fly in the collection. I love the ringer for, well, the ring on the head. It’s another simple (effective) casting streamer with a little quirk. Glenn has put together an amazing set of 12 Ora Smith streamers as his contribution to the Streamers 365 project. We will be auctioning them all together as a set near the end of the project.
Glenn Peckel – I started fly tying shortly after going with a friend whose father had arranged for us to spend a day with a co-worker of his who fly-fished. It was early May and Hendrickson’s were hatching on his local stream. He showed us the book “Selective Trout “ and then he tied a gold ribbed hare’s ear wet fly. Watching him fish that fly and seeing the trout that he landed was as magical a moment as I have ever seen.
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