Material List Woodchuck Skunk

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Here's a series from another woman who, with her husband Jack Schweigert, ran Jack's Rod and Fly Shop in Saginaw, Michigan from 1949 to 1985 - Ann Schweigert. She tied the flies and ran the shop while Jack was a river guide. Ann claims to, according to her business records, have tied over a MILLION flies in that time! There is some controversy as to ties designs that were credited to her. Many said that this pattern or another looked similar to ones that were tied by others but how many have either come up with similar designs separately (the Goofus Bug and its namesakes from at least 4 different parts of the country, for example) or changed materials in a fly - and "stood on the shoulders of the ones who came before us"! Either way I'd like to honor her this month for the fine tyer she was!

Woodchuck Skunk - This is a variation of Earl Madsen's Madsen Skunk fly. It is a hopper pattern during the day and an attractor pattern for the evening/night.
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Hook - Mustad 9672, 6
Thread - black
Tail - woodchuck guard hairs, tied ~1 hook gap long
Body - medium yellow chenille
Legs - white rubber leg material
Wing - woodchuck guard hairs, tied to hook bend
Hackle - brown dry fly
 

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