For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, April 1, 2012
About this time of year in the lakes the smelts and alewives will soon begin to spawn. They seek the fresh water streams to renew their populations. These movements of forage fish will draw an interest from trout and landlocked salmon who also inhabit these lakes.
This is a pattern I crated to represent these forage fish. It can taken for a smelt or an alewife. The name given to it "April Fooler" is also what I hope it will do.
Hook, Martinek Rangeley Streamer.
Body, Orange Yarn, "Picked Out".
Belly, White Calftail.
Underwing, Peacock Herl, Dyed Red.
Wing, Two Silver Badger, followed by Two Olive Saddle Hackles.
Shoulders, Silver Pheasant.
Cheeks, Jungle Cock