Galloup’s Zoo Cougar

Galloup’s Zoo Cougar

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Galloup’s Zoo Cougar. Since I’m staying at Slide Inn on the Madison River this week, I thought it appropriate to feature a few of Kelly’s flies for my Throw Back Thursday Fly feature. I spent some time with him at the shop taking photos of a few of…

Clouser Minnow

Clouser Minnow

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Clouser Minnow. This Clouser Minnow is one a friend gave me a couple of years ago. Bob Clouser invented the Clouser Minnow in 1987 to imitate smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River. My quick research found the fly was named by Lefty Kreh as the Clouser Deep…

Spruce Peacock

Spruce Peacock

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Spruce Peacock, a fly pattern developed by Polly Rosborough. I found this fly on a display at the International Federation of Fly Fishers Museum in Livingston, MT. I took this picture of Polly’s Spruce Peacock through the glass display in a dark room and I think it turned out…

Stayner Ducktail TBT

Stayner Ducktail TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Stayner Ducktail TBT. Ruel Stayner of Twin Falls, ID created this bait fish fly pattern to imitate bait fish in the lakes and reservoirs he fished. Stayner owned and operated a sporting goods store in Twin Falls and created this fly in the late 1960’s. He attempted…

What Are the Fish Eating

What Are the Fish Eating

I’m fortunate to be able to fish over 100 days per year. Why did I begin this week’s post with that statement? Well, spending that much time on the water has changed the way I fish in the last 10 years. I observe the water more. The result is I’m able to see fish rising…

Muddler Minnow

Muddler Minnow

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Muddler Minnow. Muddlers imitate various bait fish, namely sculpins. This is a fly I tied many years ago…a feeble attempt at best. The development of the Muddler Minnow was attributed to Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota in 1937. Don’s parents ran the Gateway Lodge Resort on the shore…

Carrie Stevens Pink Beauty Streamer

Carrie Stevens Pink Beauty Streamer

Time for another Throw Back Thursday fly…the Carrie Stevens Pink Beauty Streamer. Some of you may have seen the Carrie Stevens Pink Beauty Streamer before, but this is the first time as a TBT fly. There is a certain beauty about Carrie Stevens streamers. The sleekness of lines, combination of colors…I’ve only tied two of them,…

Stovepipe

Stovepipe

Today’s Throw Back Thursday fly. This fly is a what we called the Stovepipe back in the day. It’s tied different than other Stovepipes flies I’ve seen. And was tied a LONG time ago. Makes me smile at my tying abilities back then.  🙂  Hope you enjoy this “blast from the past”!