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Henryville Special


A versatile pattern it can be fished dry in a traditional manner or one can swing it as a wet fly and it works very well skittered across the surface.The Henryville and some of it variations will always  a regular place in your personal fly boxes.Tied on hook sizes 12 to 20.


The Henryville Special is an old classic created back in the 1930s by Hiram Brobst. Mr. Brobst was an experienced Pocono fly tyer from Palmerton, PA. His fly was inspired by a sedge pattern he saw in a Europeon fly tying book. He didn’t name the fly and just called it a no-name fly. Years later it was named the Henryville Special after a trout fishing hotel called the Henryville House that sat on Brodhead Creek. Hiram initially designed the fly to imitate caddis flies on Brodhead Creek. It’s such a successful fly that we still tie and  sell tons of them today.

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