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Rock Island
Designed and Dressed by Monte Smith

Rock Island, Designed by Monte Smith

Name Rock Island
Category Featherwing Streamer
Hook Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8XL, #1
Tag Small flat gold tinsel
Body Black silk
Ribs Small oval gold tinsel and orange silk counter wrapped with bright green silk and small oval gold tinsel
Belly Peacock herl, white bucktail, sparse olive bucktail, and a short golden pheasant crest
Throat White schlappen covered with deep red hackle fibers
Wings Orange, yellow, and olive hackles
Shoulders Green phase peacock body feather
Roof Bronze mallard
Cheeks Jungle cock

Rock Island was designed and tied by contributing fly tyer Monte Smith. As with all of Monte's streamer designs this one shows his keen appreciation for both the art and the history of fly tying as well as his exceptional tying skills.

You can see more of the flies tied by Monte Smith and many of his own designs at The Flies of Monte Smith.

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