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AJ Morris

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The keen eyed will note this particular pattern isn't precisely a century old as I tie it in the (slightly) newer form with furnace instead of badger... But at this point in a fly's history, who's counting?

While I tie them almost exclusively in smaller sizes for trout (this is on a Mustad 9672 #10) I have successfully swung 'em for steelhead as well. One of the all-time great streamers and worth a spot in anyone's box.
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I like it!
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Very nice!  What pattern is that?
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Light spruce?
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Dark Spruce...

The pattern originated in Oregon in 1918 and was tied with badger hackle and wings. That's the variation now known as the Light Spruce.

I once read somewhere that in it's original form it was tied soft-hackle style without wings to imitate a spruce beetle, hence the name. I don't know when the winged form appeared, or when people started tying it in the dark variation, but I have a pattern book from the 1970's that offers both dressings so it's been around at least a little while.


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Really nice pattern and tie!  Thanks!
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