Year of the Hendrickson: The Hendrickson According to Smedley

Fly Patterns and Their Origins
by Harold Hinsdill Smedley

Regarding the Hendrickson… “Since the first Hendrickson several patterns have been put on the market called the light and dark Hendrickson, but none are tied true to color. The Hendrickson is tied with the tails from the crest of a Golden Pheasant; the wings -wood duck; body- fawn colored fur from the belly of a red fox; hackle-dun, almost transparent or water color.”

As per Harold (aka Dike) H. Smedley’s Fly Patterns and Their Origins book published in 1943.

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