The Floating Smelt is one of our favorite surface flies for trout or Dollies. It is especially deadly hanging straight downstream in the current. Its skittering action will bring fish to the surface to crush it.
Floating Smelt – Pearl
The #2 is about 2 inches in length. It works best in larger water and where big smolt are found. The #6 is about 1.5 inches in length. A prime small stream fly that mimics pink or chum salmon fry.
The Floating Smelt is also a deadly large mouth bass fly!
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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