Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by GAT, Apr 6, 2013.
Still not it. Think baseball . . .
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.
on deck, at bat, home team and visitors.
Well... those aren't really playing positions but at this point I have no clue what the name of the pattern is.
How about a hint regarding the general location of its origination. Country or if in USA then Northeast, Midwest, West, PNW, etc.
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.