Conserving, protecting and restoring Northeastern Pennsylvania’s cold water fisheries
and their watersheds
Pike - Wayne Chapter #462
Fly of the Month
Bowers Hendrickson - Parachute
One day during the Hendrickson Hatch I was fishing the upper end of Pohopoco Creek
and ran into a tremendous emergence of the fly. I tried every Hendrickson pattern
I normally carry- Comparaduns, Traditional, Thorax - nothing worked. In a far corner
of my chestbox I found some flies tied by Al Bowers. Being desperate, I put one on
and to my surprise started to catch fish, one after another. To test if it was the
fly or a change in attitude of the fish I cut it off and retried the other patterns.
I caught no fish until I switched back to what I now call the Bowers Hendrickson.
I immediately started to catch fish again. Even though (or because of ??) the pattern
is tied with Lt. ginger instead of the standard dun hackle; it works!! Tie some up
and give them a try.