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Turning the Season ...

The turning of the season from summer to fall has renewed my focus back to trout fishing after a very hot and dry summer here in Pennsylvania. With stream conditions that haven’t been favorable for fishing, I’ve spent more time behind the vise this summer than I normally do, and the stock boxes are starting to fill again. The cool weather that has arrived has me thinking about an upcoming trip to the Idaho Panhandle, Westslope Cutthroat rising to hatches of October Caddis and some time spent sharing the water with a few great friends. One of the most recent patterns from my vise is a new pattern I’ve chosen to call “Barr’s Favorite” in honor one of those friends. This one imitates the October Caddis and uses the rare Pearsall Gossamer 6B Sherry Spinner silk thread, a thinly dubbed body of hare’s poll and an English Woodcock hackle. I’m thinking my fish friends might like this one too. I’ll report back when I return. Till then ……


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