About the Pink Lady Trout Fly
The LaBranche family originally used a 'King of the Waters' dry fly which had a red body.
However, the red dye washed out quickly and the fly, now pink, worked better. Thereafter, George LaBranche tied it with pink floss and I believe, the 'Lady' part was named for his wife.
Information by Allan Podell
Profile of Allan Podell
Although I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, (USA), I spent almost every summer in the Catskills at various places along the Neversink River. Unfortunately, I didn't fish the other Catskill rivers or meet other fly fishers/fly tiers. In fact, I did not know anyone who fished with flies or tied flies and had to learn these arts on my own. That made for an elongated learning curve.
Creator of this trout fly: George LaBranche
Tier of this trout fly: Allan Podell
Country of origin for this trout fly: America - Catskills
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
- Hook : 12 -14
- Thread : White
- Tail : Ginger
- Body : Pink Floss
- Rib : Fine gold wire
- Wing : Starling or mallard quill
- Hackle : Ginger
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