Thanks for the wonderful tie as well as the history. Another great book to check out would be from one of our modern-day flyfishing authors, Bruce Staples. His book Trout Country Flies: From Greater Yellowstone Area Masters is a very comprehensive look at some old and possibly forgotten patterns developed for western fly fishing and were certainly inspired by earlier fly tiers. Anyway, worth a look. Thanks again for the fine article, info and pattern.
"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."
Roderick Haig-Brown, "Fisherman's Spring"