This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Bob Jacklin Salmonfly.

Bob Jacklin Salmonfly | www.johnkreft.com

My friend Jim Fisher loaned this #4 salmonfly to me for this post and told me it was tied by Bob.

I wrote a previous TBT post featuring Jacklon’s Salmonfly, a different version than the image above.

Jacklin's Salmonfly | www.johnkreft.com

Jacklin is a fixture in West Yellowstone, having arrived in 1967. Bob worked in Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop and Jim Danskin’s Tackle Shop before opening his own West Yellowstone Jacklin’s Fly Shop in 1974.

In 2000, Bob was recognized for his fly tying skills with the prestigious International Federation of Fly Fishers’ Buz Buszek Fly Tying Award.

I read where Bob landed and released a 10-pound Brown Trout from the Madison River with Jacklin’s Salmonfly.

Both flies look like they would catch fish!

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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