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Guide's Special - Roger Whitcomb - Copper Streamer Swap


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GUIDE'S SPECIAL
Submitted By Roger Whitcomb



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GUIDE'S SPECIAL
THREAD Red
HOOK Mustad 9575, size 8
BODY Copper Twist
WING Sparse Red Polar Bear, then 4 yellow saddle hackles
THROAT Sparse blue Polar Bear to hook point
SHOULDERS Teal Flank
TOPPING Peacock Herl
SHOULDERS Jungle Cock


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.



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