Polly’s Little Yellow Stonefly

Polly’s Little Yellow Stonefly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Polly’s Little Yellow Stonefly. I found this fly created by Polly Rosborough in John Shewey’s newest book, Favorite Flies for Oregon – 50 Essential Patterns from Local Experts. John sent me his book a few months ago and I thought I might find a good candidate for a…

Troth’s Elk Hair Caddis

Troth’s Elk Hair Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Al Troth’s Elk Hair Caddis. I’m continuing a theme from last week about repeating a TBT fly from the past. The Elk Hair Caddis was a fly I removed from a nice Madison River Rainbow Trout the other day for a fellow fly fisher. He had hooked…

Royal Coachman

Royal Coachman

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Royal Coachman. I’ve shared a couple of Royal Coachman flies over the years as a TBT post and decided it was time to share them again. Why? Well, we’ve been on a fly fishing road trip for almost three weeks now and met a fly fishing couple…

Harvey’s Spruce Creek Dry Fly

Harvey’s Spruce Creek Dry Fly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is George Harvey’s Spruce Creek Dry Fly. George Harvey (1911-2008) was born in DuBois, PA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Penn State University in 1935. As an undergraduate student in 1934, he organized and taught Penn State’s angling and fly tying class, the first…

Lee Clark’s Twisted Body Stone

Lee Clark’s Twisted Body Stone

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lee Clark’s Twisted Body Stone. The Twisted Body Stone is a different technique of using 100% polypropylene to create a body to imitate larger flies. Lee is better known for his original Clark’s Golden Stone shown below using the same material to imitate a body with it combed…

Norm Wood Special Encore

Norm Wood Special Encore

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Norm Wood Special encore. If you read this week’s post, Water is Life on the Deschutes River, you’ll recall we used the Norm Wood Special as one of our successful flies. Here is what I wrote about the Norm Wood Special back in 2020. Norm Wood was…