"Spruce" Type flies

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Jack Devlin, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Preston Active Member

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    Just an historical note: The Spruce Fly streamer was apparently developed by brothers Cap and Milo Godfrey in Oregon around 1918. That might make it the oldest fly still in (relatively) common use in the Pacific Northwest.
  2. Mark Mercer Member

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    Thanks for that bit of info Preston, always been one of my favorite little streamers for river cutt's, or anything for that matter !!!
  3. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Over time I have come to believe there is a considerable amount of trout mojo in peacock sword tails as on the photo of the original inspiration.