#209 – York’s Kennebago

#209 York's Kennebago - Ted Patlen
#209 York’s Kennebago – Ted Patlen

Tied by: Ted Patlen
Popularized by: Bert Quimby
Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, – Pg 359

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Silver mylar tinsel
Tail: 2 Golden Pheasant crests
Butt: Red floss (1 strand)
Body: Silver mylar tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Red hackle
Wing: 4 Badger hackles with a tuft of red hackle at the front
Eyes: Jungle cock nails
Head: Black

Notes: York’s Kennebago was originated by Mr. Bert Quimby and named after Mr. T. Lewis York, the owner of York’s camp. The camp was situated on the shores of Kennebago Lake and catered to wealthy professionals and sportsmen. The York’s Kennebago was created to mimic the chub and dace baitfish species found in the lakes around the camp. While over his career, he created a number of flies including the Lady Ghost, Governor Brann and the Dusty Streamer, he himself favoured York’s Kennebago along with the Lady Ghost over the others.

Ted Patlen Ted Patlen – winner of seven fly-tying world championships, has demonstrated at fly-fishing conventions from the slopes of the Canadian Rockies to a 12th century Italian villa; as well as on a dusty parking lot in Roscoe, New York.
[visit Ted’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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