02-25-2014, 06:25 PM
First for those that don't know, Dr Burke painted all the oils for the "plates" in Ray Bergman's classic book "Trout".
The way I understand it Dr. Burke was chief resident for the maternity ward at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, the place where I was born in the late forties! I always thought secretly to myself the Dr. passed by the ward beds and stopped at mom's bed and whispered to me while I was tucked in her arms "Good luck, your gonna be a fly fisher".
The pattern I tied goes:
Hook..Eagle Claw 057 #8
Thread..black Danville 6/0
Body..flat silver tinsel ribbed with silver oval tinsel
Wing..white goose quill, with JC eyes