Photo by Scott Biron

On Thursday, December 7, at 3 p.m. EST, AMFF Ambassador Scott Biron will join Curator Jim Schottenham for another educational look at the streamer fly. Scott is a popular attraction when presenting his instructional tying lessons at national, international, and regional shows. Scott and Jim will discuss the history behind the streamer patterns of Ora Smith, the late New Hampshire tyer with an extensive streamer resume. Scott will also be working at his vise, showing us all how to tie one of Ora’s flies, the Purple Smelt.


Gray Glory Streamer (documented by Scott Biron)

Ray Salminen streamer pattern using a Ewing Signature Series saddles. Created for Moosehead Lake after observing smelt at the Moose River inlet. Tied as a tandem or single.

Hook: Partridge Cs5/9X, CS15 Sizes #2-4 or using G3A/L #4/#6 for the tandem, Mason Multistrand 60 LB. is used for connecting wire
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Sparse white bucktail past the hook bend
Wing: 4 bronze peacock herls with 4 slate gray Ewing signature series saddle hackles tied over the herls
Shoulder: Lemon woodduck (on tandem shoulder covers front hook)
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black