Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Popham 3/0

The Popham - An oldie, but a goodie

This Popham is another fly from George M. Kelson's classic "The Salmon Fly". Being a professional jazz musician on a fixed budget, I opted not to use actual Indian Crow. Instead, I used a sub made by master tyer, material dyer and salmon fisherman, Bryant Freeman, proprietor of Eskape Anglers in Riverview, New Brunswick. If you're ever in the area, stop by Bryant's shop. Aside from having a plethora of tackle and tying materials, he tells a good story! 

Apparently, it's a very useful old Standard pattern

UPDATE: A very useful old standard pattern indeed...I raised a salmon on the Popham below (sz. 2), but I couldn't get him to fully commit to it. Fortunately, he had a taste for the Mickey Finn...

Tied to throw!



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