Thursday, September 4, 2008

No. 249

"Trivia Time" OK, it is time to guess the fly. Send me your emails or comments with the name and a little history of the fly. The first one with the correct answer, wins this original. You have 24 hours from the time of this post. Good Luck! The answer will be given tomorrow.

7 comments:

Bachelor Paul said...

Hello

Littleflame said...

Hello,

Good t-shirt fun.

PermaSkunk said...

I would guess it's called a "Keeled Coachman". History....hmmmm... A long time ago on a really snag infested Michigan river there was a flyfisher named Gorem Keester. He loved to tie flies on Keel hooks ...sorry, that's about all I can come up with.

flytyer said...

It's called a Royal Turtleneck Coachman. About 4 years ago, the fly was developed as a searching pattern for smallmouth bass in southern MI. The keel hook was included in the pattern because the fly received a number of short strikes, resulting in a torn-up wing and no fish. After the keel hook was added to the recipe, the landing rate skyrocketed. The pattern was developed by two bass fishers named Claude Freaner and Richard Warren.

Eric Schultz said...

Clearly this is the fly used by the green witch in Wicked. I am sure I saw it on Broadway.

CD said...
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CD said...

Turtleneck? Good lord, now all we have to do is use a different hook and we can change the name of a pattern???