“Black on the bottom, white in the middle and black on top. Skunk hair,” Jim Dexter said.
The object of our conversation, a faithful-to-the-original version of the Skunk, a classic steelhead fly, sat on the table in front of me. It was tied with oval silver tinsel, although the tinsel was buried in the black chenille of the body. It bore a black skunk-hair wing, from which the pattern drew its name. And it was topped with polar bear.
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Polar bear is the secret ingredient. N. UMPQUA fish are fancy feasters