Stay Fly Friday: Swimmer Smolt

This is a fun and relatively simple rainbow trout imitation paired with a tasty cocktail dubbed the Last Word.

  • Hook – Ahrex FW580 #8
  • Bead – Instajig 1/8 – Black
  • Thread – Veevus 50D
  • Underbody – Ice Dub – Minnow Belly
  • Body – Ice Dub – Minnow Belly, Senyo’s Laser Hair 4″ – White,
  • Senyo’s Laser Hair 4″ – Hot Pink, Senyo’s Laser Hair 4″ – Light Olive, Senyo’s Laser Hair 4″ – Medium Olive, Senyo’s Laser Hair 4″ – Black Olive Eyes –
  • Eyes of Choice
  • Head – Loon UV Clear Fly Finish – Flow, Loon UV Clear Fly Finish – Thin

The Last Word is a gin-based prohibition-era cocktail originally developed at the Detroit Athletic Club.  It’s a complex, herbal cocktail that will win any argument.


3/4 oz Gin

3/4 0z fresh lime juice

3/4 oz Maraschino liqueur

3/4 oz Green Chartreuse

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Optional: layer in some Grenadine to give it some visual interest.



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