Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by GAT, Apr 6, 2013.
Just wanted us to cover all the "bases".
<drumroll please> It's the designated hitter stonefly pattern.
At this point I'm pretty well stumped but I have a feeling that you have to follow the infield fly rule to tie it.
No idea here. This better be a danged good fly!
We need Mr Ficklin to confirm but here's what I found
The Designated Hitter Skwala is a fantastically attractive and durable imitation of an emergent or adult Skwala stonefly.
He said it was a traditional wet fly pattern... however, Bill, you may have nailed it.
Major Pitcher. My Dad loved this pattern. Here's a link to the only photo I could find, although Dad used Mallard flank feathers for the wing.
Good one Jim.
Thanks, Tim. The Major, Wickham's Fancy & Potts flies represent great memories for me . . .
Major Pitcher??? Weird. I looked for "Pitcher" as part of the name of a wet fly pattern and found zippo.
That's one for Jim.
Must be the "designated hitter" didn't exist in the 1890's.