Friday, November 1, 2019

Michigan Hillbilly


Michigan Hillbilly

Hook - Mustad 94840 dry fly
Thread - Black 6/0
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Egg Sack - Peacock herl
Body - Red yarn
Wing - Woodchuck
Hackle - Brown

Tying Tips: May be tied with a yellow egg sac or yellow body. May substitute fur or synthetic for chenille.

Fishing Tips. It was designed to be fished dry (requires a lot of floatant if using chenille body), but may be fished wet.

Historical Note: Created by the Martuch brothers, Harold, Leon and George who were avid fly fisherman from back in the 1930’s and 1940’s. They often fished the East Branch of the Au Grey river. They used to fish the property of a farmer, whom they respectfully referred to as the ‘hillbilly.’ Leon Martuch is probably the most famous of the three, having founded Scientific Anglers of Midland, Michigan. 

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