This month’s fly is the Ballou Special, a smelt imitation that was created by A. I. Ballou in 1921 . He is credited with creating the first marabou streamer fly. This fly is one more white marabou streamer to add to your springtime arsenal.
Thread - Black
hook - streamer sizes 4 – 10
tail - 2 Golden Pheasant crests, curved down
body - silver mylar tinsel
wing - white marabou over sparse red bucktail
topping - 6 – 12 strands of peacock herl
painted or jungle cock eyes can be added.