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Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by GAT, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Still not it. Think baseball . . .
     
  2. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Good grief, it must be a fairly unknown pattern. I checked my patterns books and many of them mention flies from 1800s but I don't see any that includes the name of a baseball position -- unless it is a position in baseball I'm not aware of, which is possible.

    The only pro baseball positions I know are: catcher, pitcher, first base, second base, short stop, third base, left field, center field, right field, bat boy, manager, umpires.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    on deck, at bat, home team and visitors.
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Well... those aren't really playing positions but at this point I have no clue what the name of the pattern is.
     
  5. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    How about a hint regarding the general location of its origination. Country or if in USA then Northeast, Midwest, West, PNW, etc.

    TC
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Just wanted us to cover all the "bases".
     
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    <drumroll please> It's the designated hitter stonefly pattern.
     
  8. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    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.

    TC
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    No idea here. This better be a danged good fly! :D
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    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.
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    He said it was a traditional wet fly pattern... however, Bill, you may have nailed it.
     
  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Good one Jim.

    TC
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Thanks, Tim. The Major, Wickham's Fancy & Potts flies represent great memories for me . . .
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Major Pitcher??? Weird. I looked for "Pitcher" as part of the name of a wet fly pattern and found zippo.

    Interesting.

    That's one for Jim.