Hook: Mustad 3907A #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Wing: White bucktail under turqoise bucktail under peacock herl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This is a minimalistic, slender little, imitative minnow that Bill created for fishing during the autumn. The fly is a great smelt pattern and commands attention trout and salmon. In addition to the highly effective bucktail version of the pattern, Bill advocates tying the pattern using marabou in place of the bucktail. The pattern has been a productive fall fly for trout and salmon on Lake Champlain.
Bill Chandler – I have been tying flies for the Angler and the collector since 1978. I discovered fly fishing and fly tying by watching a Canadian angling show one Saturday morning. Since then I have spent a considerable time of my life learning both the old and new techniques of tying flies.
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