Thundercreek Smelt

 

Thundercreek Smelt

hook Mustad 36620
hook size(s) 4-12
thread Red
body Embossed silver tinsel, 2/3 shank length
wing-over Brown bucktail over black bucktail
wing-under White bucktail

notes: Tie sparse Tying instructions: 1. Tie in brown bucktail on top of shank pointing out over eye of hook 2. Tie in black bucktail on top of shank pointing out over eye of hook 3. Tie in white bucktail under shank pointing out past eye of hook 4. Tie thread right up to the eye over the bucktail then back to the tie off point for the tinsel.. 5. Pull the bucktail back toward the bend keeping the colors seperated. 6. Tie the bucktail off making a thin red band. 7. Secure the thread with a few half hitches. 8. Apply head cement to the bucktail from the eye back to the red band. 9. Repeat 8. until you have a good head. 10. Paint an yellow eye with black pupil.

submitted by: Joel Sampson at Joel.Sampson@stmarys.ca