Thursday, August 02, 2012

Western Oldie Pattern

A  blast from the past pattern that was a popular fly in the 1940s & 1950s (and possibly earlier) in the Rocky Mountain area. In some places it was the referred to as the “Secret Fly.”  According to legend this fly was called the “Bloody Butcher” because of the way you could slay Cutthroat trout with it. It was also tied with a red silk thread body with a black silk thread head and Grizzly hackle.  It and the "Orange Asher" have worked extremely well for me, especially in mountain lakes. In lakes I fish it as a dry (no floatants added) with a very slow retrieve  unless casting to individual "cruisers or risers". Size 16 works the best for me.

Western Bloody Butcher (1940s/1950s Pattern)
Created By: ???
Tied By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 100, TMC 101
Size: 10 ~ 20
Thread: Red or Black 6/0 Danville Flymaster
Body: Tying Thread
Hackle: Black or Grizzly  Hackle
Head: Tying Thread 

1 comment:

  1. Always great to see some of the "old" patterns getting some modern day coverage. Simple and effective. Thanks for the fishing tip!