An old pattern from the Penobscot River region of Maine. Originally intended for trout and landlocked salmon, the fly was found to be good for smallmouth and largemouth bass as well. Perhaps steelhead would fall for this fly too?
An Atlantic salmon fly pattern originated by the late Poul Jorgensen. During his time Poul was known among the best fly tyers in the world, largely because of his work with classic salmon flies. The Sir Conrad was tied for his friend Bill Conrad of television fame.
An adaptation of the Cain River series of flies, by C. Jim Pray of Eureka, California. This steelhead version was especially successful on the Klamath River. Originally tied for Atlantic salmon, the Cain River series was also good for trout and bass.
The Alaska Mary Ann fly pin is of a classic fly first tied in the 1920s by Frank Dufresne. The color scheme for the fly he derived from the red and white carved-ivory ice-fishing decoys that the native Eskimos made.
Getting to be coho salmon time on the upper Rogue River. I can feel them coming, and of course there is the report of eleven silver salmon already returning to the hatchery at Cole Rivers on the Rogue River above Trail. 131 more words