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: Credit where credit is due...


Igor
04-19-2005, 08:23 PM
Do any of you fly 'historians' know who is credited with the design of the 'Bjorn (or Bjorn's) Super Prawn'?

fishNphysician
04-23-2005, 11:36 PM
I believe it's a fellow named Bjorn at the Fly Fisher (fly shop) in Lacey WA. If you want to confirm that, call them at 360-491-0181.

Igor
04-28-2005, 06:26 AM
fishNphysician,

Hey, I owe you one!

It was George Cook himself and your post that led me to Bjorn Beech - the originator of the Bjorn's Prawn. I had a great chat with Mr. Beech about his wonderful fly and its origins - and was quite surprised to learn that, although the fly gained popularity as a King Salmon fly in Alaska, it was first fished on the Cowlitz river for Steelhead.

Thanks again for your "lead"!

Igor