This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Polly Rosborough’s Silver Admiral.
The original materials called for pink yarn. I don’t seem to have any in my fly tying materials, so I substituted chenille instead. The wing calls for polar bear, which I used. It’s tied on a Mustad 36890 hook.
The link below to Mike Valla’s book The Founding Flies is where I found today’s fly. Valla dedicated a chapter to Polly Rosborough.
The Silver Admiral reminded me of a searun cutthroat fly I’ve tied before called the Siletz Special.
Ernest H. “Polly” Rosborough (1902 – 1997) lived in Chiloquin, Oregon and his home river was the Williamson River.
Polly tied a large variety of flies but is probably best known as an author of Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymph (1965).
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