For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Hogsback and Tanic
The West Branch Reservoir also known as "Hogback" is located in northwest Connecticut. It was built about 1955 and is a deep cold water lake. One of its residents is the rainbow smelt, and where this little fish swims there are many who find him to their liking, including brown trout.
This reservoir was the inspiration for this streamer.
"Hogsback" is tied with natural grizzly hackle. This not only produces the smelt color, but also has that thin smelt profile.
This streamer is called "Tanic". The name was given to this fly for the tannin stained waters of the northeast.