Hi Fishngene:

I plan to fish the Esopus with this fly this year. When I catch a Trout on one I will tip my hat in your honor and say thanks to Ray Smith for this pattern.

Board, thank you for all the kind words and I wish every one of you a happy and safe New Years. I plan to finish off this current year & ring in the new year with a long tying session and a glass of wine at mid night.

Andy Brasko