MICHIGAN CADDIS - Old Flies - January 04, 2010
Mr. Jay Neve, a commercial tyer from Michigan claims that Art Winnie is the originator of this fly pattern. There is no evidence to support that claim. According to Mr. Winnie's daughter Jeanne, this is not the caddis pattern that Art is famous for (same name, Michigan Caddis). Art Winnie most probably did tie and sell this pattern from his barber shop. It was very popular in the mid-1900's. The actual originator is unknown.
Reminds me of Fred Bridge
Fred is one of the Pa. tiers who uses wing burners to create spent wings. His are used on parachutes, but this fly has the same general look. I'm sure this one is very effective, as are Fred's. Good looking fly Tom. We'll have to try it at the fish-in during the hex hatch!