looking for a very obscure pattern description

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ted patlen
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looking for a very obscure pattern description

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It's called the welokenebacook...mentioned in an old Mills cat. I don't know the date.

Anyone have a description, an image ...anything?

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Welokennebacook is an early name for one of the Richardson Lakes (Lower Richardson) in the Rangeley Region of Maine. "Good fishing at Welokennebacook" is documented in a 19th century note, with accompanying flies, in this thread at the Annals of Fly Fishing:

http://annalsofflyfishing.proboards.com ... ginal-pond
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Ted
It is listed on "classic fly" board:

Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: White tip turkey over scarlet
Body: Scarlet seal
Rib: Scarlet hackle, palmered
Wing:White tip turkey under brown mottled turkey over scarlet splits
Hackle: Scarlet hackle
Head: Black hurl

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dana , how do i get to this site, I need more info...but a great big THANK YOU!

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Ted - Also I pm'd you about some blind eye hooks that came my way.....
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dana, yes i saw them, quite interesting...i have a few things going right now but would be interested in some of your stash but I need to get other things set first.

are you looking for something in particular by way of hooks?

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Slight variation to the previous recipe (this reply also on ClassicFlyTying.com)
Found in a series of patterns from the Rangeley area in "Exhibit of The Fisheries and Fish Culture of the United States of America at the Internationale Fischerei-Ausstellung. Held at Berlin April 20, 1880 and Forming a Part of the Collections of the National Museum."

This was the guide to the expo, created by the United States Fish Commission in 1880.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... 1up;seq=96

Item 32737, a set of about 180 flies from Bradford and Anthony of Boston, Mass.
Item 32737.el. (on page 80)

Welokennabago
Body- Red pig's hair ribbed with broad gold tinsel, backed with silver twist.
Tail - A mixture of black turkey tipped with white [,] and scarlet ibis.
Legs - Scarlet hackle
Wings - Fibers of red macaw mixed with strips of black and brown turkey tipped with white
Black ostrich head.

Also on this and the previous page are flies named after the neighboring waterways (old Indian names), some misspelled
Magalloway
Bemis Stream
Mooselocmaguntick [sic]
Molechunkemunk [sic] [Old name for Upper Richardson Lake]
Oquassac [sic]
Welokennabago [sic] [Old name for Lower Richardson Lake]
Capsuptic [sic]

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ted patlen wrote:dana, yes i saw them, quite interesting...i have a few things going right now but would be interested in some of your stash but I need to get other things set first.

are you looking for something in particular by way of hooks?

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