This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Dark Caddis, a fly tied by Polly Rosborough.

Dark Caddis by Polly Rosborough | www.johnkreft.com

I found this fly on a display at the International Federation of Fly Fishers Museum in Livingston, MT. It’s is one of several flies in a display entitled Polly’s Proven Killers.

I took this picture of the Dark Caddis through the glass display in a dark room and I think it turned out quite well. It was one of several flies in the collection of Polly Rosborough.

The Dark Caddis reminds me of an October Caddis, an appropriate fly pattern for this time of year.

Ernest H. “Polly” Rosborough (1902 – 1997) tied a large variety of flies but is probably best known as an author of Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymph (1965).

Polly lived in Chiloquin, Oregon and his home river was the Williamson River.

Enjoy…go fish!

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