Brown Heron

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Brown Heron

A Syd Glasso pattern. Syd is my hero. A man that lived and fished for Steelhead in the mid 20th century out on the OP in Washington when no one else was out there. He used bamboo rods, made his own sinking shooting heads, and developed a style of Steelhead flies that at the time was unlike no other... All while in near isolation from the rest of World.

If that’s not cool enough...... his fishing vehicle was a White Porsche.

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Syd’s good friend, Walt Johnson, recounts in a June 1990 article in The Osprey, how they first met, a brief glimpse of the man and what happened to Syd’s cool car.



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Hook - Blue Heron #2
Tip - Small oval silver tinsel
Body - Orange silk floss and orange angora dub
Rib - Medium silver flat tinsel and small oval silver tinsel
Hackle - BEP
Throat - Gadwall flank
Wing - Bronze mallard
Head - Black thread (supposed to be maroon) and Loon UV cure
 
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