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AJ Morris

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Matt's recent Hoh-Bo got me thinking about the evolution of fly patterns.

When I was a kid in Alaska, I fished a lot of Gartside Soft Hackles because they were simple and effective, and the materials were easy to come by. Sometime in the late nineties when I was guiding in Bristol Bay, I started tying them as a trailing-hook pattern. No disrespect intended to Charles St. Pierre, but the first time I saw a "Hoh-Bo", I thought "gosh that looks awfully familiar!"

Anyhow, with all this off-color water we've been having recently, I thought it would be really fun to crank out a couple soft hackle streamers, and swing 'em on a single hand rod in memory of Jack Gartside. Stay tuned...

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That is one beautiful offering there.  Sure you will feel the tug!
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Good Winter bug, more wiggles then BeyoncĂ©.
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Such a fishy fly! Well done Mr AJ!
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Good Winter bug, more wiggles then BeyoncĂ©.


Heh heh! They do wiggle, that's a fact...

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