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Fly of the Month

February 2011

 

Harvey's Yellow Adams

 


George Harvey was known to many fly fishermen as the Penn State professor who introduced a fly fishing course into the phys. ed 's department curriculum. Over several decades George taught thousands of students to tie flies and fly fish. He later turned the course over to Joe Humphreys who became a fly fishing celebrity in his own right. At one time Joe held the PA state record brown trout, a fish that he caught on a fly called the Harvey pusher fly. Many streams in the State College area get emergences of light colored and sulfur mayflies and George invented this fly to be used during this time.

Thread : lt yellow 8/0
Hook : #12 - 20 dry fly
Wing : Grizzly hackle tips
Tail : Mixed lt. ginger and pale grizzly hackle fibers
Body : Fly rite dubbing - pale watery yellow #38
Hackle : Lt. ginger and pale grizzly hackle mixed

 

 

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar
 

 

 

Harvey's Yellow Adams