How to Tie the Picket Pin

To Montana cowboys, ground squirrels standing on their hind legs looked like horse picket pins.    The “Picket Pin” got it’s name from the use of ground squirrel tail fibers in the wing.  Pattern author Jack Boehme took the name and applied it to this now-classic pattern when he developed it in the early 1900s.  This week Tim Flagler ties the venerable fly using tools and materials given to him by the family of his former college professor, Dr. John Green.

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