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Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds

Fly of the Month

June 2010




The Henryville (a.k.a. Henryville Special) was created years ago by Hiram Probst of Palmerton, PA and named after the famed section of Brodhead’s Creek. It has remained a popular and effective caddis imitation ever since. My version has a dubbed body instead of the original floss. I also tie the overwing around the sides of the body forming a tent, as opposed to the higher wet style seen in many commercial ties. Although the duck quill wing is not as sturdy as the deer or elk hair used in newer patterns, in my experience the fly remains just as effective when it becomes frayed and bedraggled.

Hook : Dry fly; #12 - #18
Rib : Grizzly hackle, palmered
Body : Lt. olive dubbing
Underwing : Wood duck
Overwing : Matched mallard wing quill
Hackle : Brown or dark ginger

Al Bowers
Fly tied by John Lazar