Sunday, April 1, 2012

"April Fooler"

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.
"April Fooler" 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


18 comments:

  1. You have to love badger! Another nice tie sir.

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    1. Todd,
      Thanks.
      It works so well with everything.

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  2. Love the new header photo - and the bottom photo of this post is great looking shot as well.
    Steve

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      A wonderful stream in western Maine.

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  3. Hey Alan....what a terrible streamer.
    APRIL FOOLS. Nice job as usual.
    Did you make it to Maine yesterday?

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      No I didn't go, but should have.

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  4. The April Fooler looks to good to fish--fantastic pattern--This pattern would even look good under glass. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate it.

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  5. The green is stunning. Beautiful work.

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    1. e.m.b.,
      Thanks.
      I'm working on an Erin Block Special.

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  6. Nice blend of colours. Would be nice too see how it looks in action in the water. It'll probably live up to its name.
    Have fun fishing this new streamer,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      I'm thinking it will fool.

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  7. That is an outstanding streamer! I don't think it would have any problem getting the attention of some very large trout. Nice job.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      It did come together better than I thought.

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  8. Your flies never cease to amaze me , beautiful work as always.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate it.

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  9. Will you be using them in the western hills of Maine soon?

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  10. penbayman,
    Thanks.
    I may drop a few streamers in that area, come September.

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