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Wow, thanks Cencalfly for a perfect story. You made my night.

 

 

Hi OH, I thought you might be interested in this:

 

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I'm currently involved in a swap where we're tying some old-time Northern California steelhead flies, and what's cool is one of the swappers chose to do the Orleans Barber (I was hoping someone would choose the pattern). It's one of those patterns that has a good story to go with it like the Thor or Herniator and others. Anyway, the gentleman who is tying the flies was kind enough to send an excerpt of a story about the fly. When I saw it I thought you might find it interesting.

 

Let me know if it is too hard to read. I can pm or post the transcript.

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It would seem that the name of the barber and the location of the pattern's name is in agreement and only the pattern originator is in question. But no matter, either way the stories of the fly are interesting and the pattern itself is very lovely. And the fly is certainly made a bit more interesting by knowing something of the history of the pattern.

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It would seem that the name of the barber and the location of the pattern's name is in agreement and only the pattern originator is in question. But no matter, either way the stories of the fly are interesting and the pattern itself is very lovely. And the fly is certainly made a bit more interesting by knowing something of the history of the pattern.

 

Agreed. But it does sound like Borisa is the originator, from Rosborough's article anyway, and that Pray named it.

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