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Squirrel Hair Smolt (Netsch)

Name Squirrel Hair Smolt
Category Pacific Salmon/Rainbows/Dolly Varden
Hook Size 4 to 8
Thread White
Body Flat Silver Tinsel Ribbed with Oval Gold Tinsel
Throat White Calf Tail, Long with a Shorter Bunch of Red Calf Tail Over
Wing Lower 1/3 Gray Squirrel Tail; Upper 2/3 Fox Squirrel Tail; Topped with 5-10 Strands of Peacock Herl

This salmon smolt imitation was originated by Norval Netsch to imitate fishing those conditions when juvenile salmon are present and are prey for other fish. It has proven effective for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, and Coho Salmon and is most effective fished in very clear waters on big rivers.






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