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How to Tie the Henryville Special

July 9, 2013 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

The Henryville Special is a caddis fly imitation created in the 1930s by Hiram Brobst for use on the Henryville section of Broadhead Creek in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania.

For a hook, Tim Flagler uses the slightly longer size 14 Dai-Riki #300, and for the thread black 70 Denier Ultra thread, though olive is also often used.

Says Flagler: “You can fish it like a traditional dry, skitter it on the surface or drag it under and swing it like a wet fly. All these methods will catch fish.”