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    Default An Older Pattern

    Tying some older patterns this morning. Anyone know a source for good quality badger hackle in size 16-14?

    Used a substitute in this one.

    As I recall from reading a book (wasn't there, so have to rely on books), Walt Dette and Townsend created the fly. Townsend is said to have named this pattern following a funeral one day. Guess the pure white body of the fly reminded him of the coffin.............

    Actually, there is a true Coffin Fly which does come from underground coffins - gross...........

    There is a step-by-step of this pattern by Mr Tom Six (I believe) in the Fly of the Week section.







    Last edited by Byron haugh; 12-01-2012 at 02:07 PM.

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