#7-2013 – Swift River Esquire by Jim Malo

#7-2013 Swift River Esquire - Jim Malo
#7-2013 Swift River Esquire – Jim Malo

Tied by: Jim Malo
Originated by: Jim Malo

Hook: Alec Jackson Spey Hook 2055 Gold #1.5
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Pearl flat braid
Body: Black floss
Rib: Orange flat braid
Belly: White arctic fox hair
Wing: Orange bucktail then yellow bucktail then silver fox and peacock herl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Swift River in New Hampshire is a tributary of the Saco River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Historically the river were spawing grounds for Atlantic salmon, but several dams built along the Saco River system prevent the migration. An effort is underway to improve the situation and remove barriers for the salmon and other anadromous fish. Jim’s streamer uses layers of color to build out a convincing minnow imitation. The white belly and dark back have fooled many trout on the waters.

Jim Malo – Jim began tying flies back in the 1950’s during the long winter seasons. Whenever there was a big snow storm, Jim would tie until the wee hours of the morning as it was certain to have no school that day. Dry flies were the order of the day and those bass were going to be on guard as the bugs often attracted eight pounders in Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg; commonly known as (Webster Lake).
Jim is presently on the Pro Staff of Daiichi Hooks and Regal Vise.
[visit Jim’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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