Roger's Comments On This Pattern
While rummaging through some of my Grandfather's fishing diaries & fly
books I discovered an envelope marked " 4/10/45- 3 salmon & 1 lake trout
taken in Hebron cove on the cove side of the Cockermouth River about 7 PM
by R.M. Whitcomb". Inside the envelope was a fly whose pattern I am using
for this swap. It may have been a local pattern (Newfound Lake, NH ) but
is very close to several patterns such as the Footer Special, Col. Bates,
Governor Barrows & Guide's Special except for the copper body. I do not
know the correct name so named it one of those it resembles. The original
pattern appears to be tied on a Japanned Allcocks limerick tue hook. All
hair in the original is Polar Bear and the body is embossed copper tinsel.
I have attempted to duplicate this pattern in detail except for the use of
copper braid instead of tinsel.