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Anchovy Streamer (Lee)

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Anchovy Streamer

Name Anchovy Streamer
Category Pacific Salmon (Offshore)
Hook Very short shank, ring-eyed, up to 1/0
Thread White
Body None
Wing From Bottom to top: White Bucktal, Several Strands of Silver Flashabou, Green Bucktail, Blue Bucktail, Topped with Strands of Peacock Herl; Wing should be about 3 times the hook length
Head Head is built up with tying thread, painted on top a bluish green and given an yellow eye with a black pupil

Anchovy Streamer, is a successful baitfish imitation for Pacific Salmon that comes from the book Fishing For Pacific Salmon by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, and Pat Trotter, and attributed to Dennis Lee of Eureka, California. Northern Anchovy are metallic bluish green on the dorsal area and silver on the sides and belly. The fish spawn in inlets or in off-shore surface waters, and so are an important food source for Coho and Chinook salmon.


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