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06-26-2003 05:43 PM
macspey Dan,
Looks a lot like a Brown Bomber to me- some of the old fellers still use them on the Margaree. It's pictured in Stewart and Allen's"Flies for Atlantic Salmon", p32.
06-18-2003 11:02 PM
flytyer Rimouskois,

It looks like a material variation of John Atherton's HALF STONE. Atherton's original recipe is:

tag: Oval silver tinsel
tail: G.P. crest and unbarred woodduck
Body: Rear, yellow dubbing (thin);
Front, black or brown dubbing
rib: oval gold
hackle: furnace, or black
wing: fox squirrel tail
head: black

As can be seen from the Atherton original pattern, the fly you pictured has substituted yellow yarn (I would use antron or Z-lon) for the G.P. crest and leaves out the unbarred woodduck in the tail. Otherwise, it is the same fly.

John Atherton fished the Marimichi a lot for salmon and used this fly in his fishing. I'm equally sure that guides and others copied the fly. It was considered to be an indispensible summer fly at one time.
06-18-2003 09:22 PM
Stu Farnham

Looks a lot like a variation on the Brown Bomber to me...

06-17-2003 02:34 PM
Know this pattern? Atl Salmon

Here is a pattern which probably originated on the Miramichi in at least the 1950s. An old family friend who used to fish the Miramichi made many of them. They have been well used by my father for years to catch fall salmon in Cape Breton streams (when there used to be a lot of salmon in CB).

Anyone know the pattern and its name?

cheers, Dan

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