Hook: Salmon 2/0
Thread: Your Choice ( I use 3/0 White for the body and an Olive GSP for the deer hair)
Belly: Pale Yellow or Olive Dubbing
Underbody: 50 Pound Mono on each side of the shank
Weight: Lead Free Wire
Rib: Brass Wire Medium
Tail and Back: 6 Cree and 6 Olive Variant
Throat: Red Dubbing
Head: Deer Hair (Pale Yellow, Black, Olive, Red)
Pectoral Fins: Cock Pheasant Back Feathers
Eyes: Solid Plastic Doll Eyes (or similar)
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Tiers Notes: I was fortunate to have tied with Dave Whitlock on February 12, 1996. Mr. Whitlock was an inspiration to me, his patterns were not just for trout but panfish, bass and saltwater, showing me that the fly is a food source for all predators. Dave to me was a naturalist, and a conservationist. His book Dave Whitlock’s Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods is a reference I still use when teaching others about the sport of fly fishing.
I told my wife when Dave passed away that day on November 25th, her comment summed it all up, “He was such a gentle soul”. That day the fly fishing community lost a legend. Dave was an FFI Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award Recipient in 1972. The Whitlock-Vibert Boxes helped with many conservation efforts. His unique fly tying designs still live on today, not just for trout but all fish and all waters.
FFI Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award Recipient
Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Group BoG Past Chairperson
Delaware Valley Fly Fishers President
Fly Tyer Magazine Intermediate Skills Columnist
Fly Tying Field Editor for FlyFishers Magazine
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