This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Polly Rosborough Grasshopper fly pattern.
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 Polly’s Grasshopper 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.
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.
Here is another TBT Rosborough fly – the Dark Caddis.