Ragged Smelt

Time: Medium  Difficulty: Easy      Season: Spring

Ever seen a smelt drifting by your feet dead in the spring? Well, here is the pattern for that moment. Maine has some famous smelt runs in the spring and any angler fishing rivers with smelt runs in the spring need a good smelt pattern. Dead drift, swing, or strip this ragged smelt and hold on! Big brook trout won’t be able to resist!


  • Hook: Mustad #6 2XL straight eye
  • Thread: Danville Flymaster Plus Thread 140
  • Tail: White rabbit strip
  • Body: Mirrage mylar tubing
  • Hackle: White schlappin
  • Head: Fish skull #5
  • Eyes: Living Eyes Fire 5mm

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