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September 22, 2014

The Abominus Noah.914.GFNP Salmon fly,


created by Val Kropownicki for his grandson Noah.
The fly's name includes the September 2014 date it was made, reference to the gold filled wire and nickel metals used, and a "P" for prototype.... As the names of fly patterns grew more romantic and evocative, so, too, did the palate of feathered materials used to create them grow increasingly colorful and imaginative. Where earlier provincial fly dressers were content to get their feathers from ordinary domestic chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese, the new “gaudy fly” required the contributions of Asian pheasants, Latin American cotingas, Indian kingfishers, and African and Asian bustards.
- - Never Yet Melted

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 22, 2014 10:40 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Never forget the legendary "Meat Whistle" the most successful fly in all of history.

Make your own!

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 22, 2014 1:55 PM

I always the idea was to catch them not scare them.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 22, 2014 2:31 PM

These flies are for show, not for blow, right? Keep them in a tackle box and get 'em out when buddies come over for a beer. Uh, excuse me, for a Micro-brewed beer.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 1:10 AM

Re: Charlie's FlyBox: Now that's a set of instructions!

Posted by: Fontessa [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 4:45 AM

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