United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Pamet Special

Created by Rich Murphy
Tied by Capt. Jim Barr

Hook: 3/0 or 4/0 TMC 600, Trey Combs Big Game, Owner AKI, or Gamakatsu SC152H
Thread: Fine Monofilament
Tail: Bucktail in Light Pink, White, Olive Pale, Dark Olive, and Pale Lavender
Flash: Krystal Flash in Gray Ghost, Ultraviolet, Shrimp Pink, Peacock Red
Body Sheathing: Medium Pearl E-Z-Body
Eyes: 3.0 mm Black on Silver Stick on Prismatic
Glue: 5 Minute Epoxy

Rich is quoted as saying, “I developed the prototype of this pattern while on an October vacation to Truro, Massachusetts in 1989. My intent then was to develop a large sand eel imitation I could use to capitalize on the striped bass blitzes that are routine during the fall months at the mouth of the Pamet River when, during the ebb of the tide, literally tons of sand eels are flushed into Massachusetts Bay.” The photograph accompanying this pattern description belongs to Rich Murphy.