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limited by materials available and the
Once long gone, there existed a 'fraternity' of anglers
who felt an obligation to use only the 'standard' patterns
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Part One hundred thirty-six
Compiled by Deanna Birkholm
Archive of Old Flies
"This dry fly is of Nova Scotia origin by a group of angling brother,
the MacIntosh brothers, of Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia. These brothers
were good guides who also were good anglers who tied flies in the
winter; this fly was born about 1940. This fly is slightly different from
the usual dry fly in structure and appearance, but it is a good floating
fly that has taken many fish. Today many of the western style flies have
its basic shape and characteristics. Now termed a down-wing
hair dry fly."
Credits: Quoted text, recipe and photo, from Dick Surette's Trout and
Salmon Fly Index published by Stackpole Books.
Hook: Wilson dry fly or Mustad #79580, sizes 2-4-6-8-10.
Tail: Fox squirrel, full and bushy.
Hackle: Dark ginger or light red brown.
Thread: Black silk.
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