This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Black Prince TBT…the Clarence Gordon version.

Black Prince | www.johnkreft.com

This is another steelhead fly pattern from John Shewey’s Classic Steelhead Flies. If you haven’t had a chance to peruse this book, go to your local fly shop and see if they have it in stock. Otherwise, go to the link above and order it. You won’t be sorry.

John tells a great story about learning the originator of the fly from Frank Moore he calls “the legend of the North Umpqua.” It was developed by Clarence Gordon.

To learn more about Clarence Gordon and how he made his impact on North Umpqua and Steamboat Inn, be sure to read the Throw Back Thursday Fly post about the Black Gordon.

Have any Black Prince flies in your steelhead fly box?

Enjoy…go fish!

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