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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Green Ghost
The Green Ghost was created by Bert Quimby of South Windham Maine. In the Bates book a date is not given for this streamer but I believe it was in the 1930's. The pattern was designed to catch trout and landlocked salmon. It represents a smelt which is a staple forage for trout and salmon in most cold water lakes. I fished this streamer Sunday in the Farmington River here in Connecticut and the fly received a vicious strike.
The wing color here is slightly different from the streamer pictured in Bates book. I did not have the proper colored saddles so I toned down the green with a slightly subdued olive saddle.
"Green Ghost",.....Hook, Mustad 94720,...Body, Orange Floss,...Tag and Rib,Flat Silver Tinsel,...Belly,4-5 Peacock Herl, White Bucktail,...Wing, 2 Green, 2 Olive Saddle Hackles,...Shoulder, Silver Pheasant Body Feather,...Cheeks, Jungle Cock.