Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Colorado Oldies Patterns Front Range Anglers Clinic 11/16/2013 (Part 7)

Western Bloody Butcher (1940s Pattern)
Originated By: See Note
Tied By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 100, TMC 101
Size: 10 ~ 20
Thread: Black 6/0 Silk
Body: Red Floss
Hackle: Black Rooster
Head: Tying Thread
This pattern and 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.” Per George Mayer, owner of George Mayer's fly shop, located in north Denver at 38th Ave & Tennyson St., from the1950s to the mid-1970s." This fly was developed by fisherman who frequented the backcountry in search of Cutthroat Trout. The fly was called the “Bloody Butcher” because of the way you could slay Cutthroat trout with it. Remember these were the days when if you didn't bring home your limit it was not considered a successful day".

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