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#898480 - 06/24/14 12:05 PM Smelt Pattern
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I've been doing quite a bit of cutthroat fishing in the north sound recently.
I've encountered quite a few surf smelt lately and realized I don't really have these dialed in pattern wise. I'd like to few in my box for this summer.
Anyone have a salty smelt pattern they'd like to share?
Thanks,
SF


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#898701 - 06/26/14 02:11 AM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: stonefish]
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Probably the closest to smelt pattern I've been successful with is the Shock and Awe tube fly hooking up with Coho.

I've got a few smelt patterns in my fly box, but haven't really fished them, when my Rolled Muddler pattern works so well for Cutts.



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#898738 - 06/26/14 02:40 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: stonefish]
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Originally Posted By: stonefish
Anyone have a salty smelt pattern they'd like to share?





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#898750 - 06/26/14 03:28 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: chrome/22]
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That would certainly work for a smelt imitation Chromer, but I might need a bit more then a 6 wt to launch it into action....
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#898795 - 06/26/14 06:34 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: stonefish]
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Jig hooks laying about?
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#898847 - 06/26/14 09:53 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: chrome/22]
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Nice tie Chromeinski.
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#898875 - 06/27/14 01:06 AM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: chrome/22]
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Originally Posted By: chrome/22
Jig hooks laying about?


Say what? grin




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#898888 - 06/27/14 10:07 AM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: stonefish]
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Just add feathers.
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#899156 - 06/30/14 05:10 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: SRoffe]
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I wonder if a Clouser Minnow would be close. Tied in sliver/white with plenty of flash it may be close enough. I know.. it's a "minnow" not a "smelt", but smelt are generally more streamlined in their profile than minnow. I think it could work.
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#899237 - 07/01/14 08:24 AM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: RogueBum]
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Was going through my boxes of flytying stuff over the weekend and found 10 or so flies tied for saltwater coho fishing, tied Joe Butorac style. He did a few tying classes at Ted's probably 15 years ago.


http://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Tying-HJB2-Saltwater-Secrets/dp/B00001RMGR#


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#899239 - 07/01/14 09:39 AM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: Jerry Garcia]
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JG,
I always liked his patterns. I wish I had an opportunity to watch him tie some of his patterns before he passed away.
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#899374 - 07/02/14 12:22 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: stonefish]
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If memory serves, Joe devised a number of extremely simple ties that looked really fishy. It's a small PP world that Joe had acquaintances here.

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#921217 - 02/01/15 02:04 PM Re: Smelt Pattern [Re: stonefish]
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Bringing this back to up to the top.
Here are a couple I've come up with tied on tubes.
SF

Dry


Wet


Topwater
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