Fly Tying Traditions: Franz Pott's Wet Flies

“Pott’s favorite material for the hackles – fibers that extend from the woven body of the fly to keep it afloat – was hair from the Asiatic badger. He found that the hair is different, and more attractive to a trout, than that of the American badger. It sells for $398 a pound these days.” Kim Briggeman writes about Franz Pott, a master of Montana tying, whose trademarked wet flies taught Montanans that a fly could be more effective than a worm. In The Missoulian.

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