Re: Crazy charlie origin
Posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-03-06 12:19:52
in reply to Re: Crazy charlie origin posted by Bennett Mintz on 2013-03-05 19:43:35
You may be having memory issues now; but Lefty and I are certainly not. We both got the story straight from Bob Nauheim's mouth just days after his returning from that trip where/when the Crazy Charlie was born. Bob sent me two of those flies so I'd know what they looked like and could use them for a "pattern". He called it the "Nasty Charlie" at the time.
Bob was not the kind of person or angler who would take credit for a fly someone else had originated. He would have given Mr. Smith, not only credit if it was due, but he would have hugely promoted Mr. Smith and the fly. That's just they guy Bob was.
So, have no doubt in what the true story is - it's the one Bob Nauheim [himself] told us.
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