the Maid of the Mill
A Mr. L.O. Lownsdale of Portland Ore. is credited for producing this
pattern. This is first known Summer Steel head pattern fashioned from local
In a letter from 1889 he complains that the "encroachment of civilization"
has robbed the Northwest of its good fishing. Some complaints never seem to
change. To get away from the crowds he would hire a mule packer and hike to
Tillamook Bay, fishing as he went. This fishing trip would last for three