Casual Dressed for the Williamson River

Polly Rosborough's Casual Dress Nymph
Scenery from the Williamson River
Polly Rosborough’s Casual Dress Nymph

Back in 2013 I wrote a blog on Polly Rosborough’s Casual Dress Nymph. That article was the reason why I later got a mail from fellow fly fisherman Marlon Rampy, saying:

“Hi Michael

It is always nice to discover a fresh blog with great content. Enjoyed the night looking at your great flies and stories. One story in particular caught my eye! Polly’s Casual Dress Nymph. For the past twenty plus years I have been a guide on the Williamson River. And spend my summer/fall right across the river from Polly’s old digs. I was fortunate enough to have met him a few years before he died, he is legendary around here!”

Marlon Rampy catching fish on the Williamson River

Marlon and I stayed in contact, through Facebook and Instagram, and when Ulla and I this week decided to make a Casual Dress Nymph tying SBS video for our YouTube channel, I asked Marlon for a couple of his photos from the Williamson.

Beautiful fish from the Williamson River
Original Polly Rosborough flies

Marlon responded by sending me a bunch of beautiful shots of the river and the fish – and he had something more up his sleeve. He wrote:

“I am going to throw something out to see if you are interested? I have a handwritten letter from Polly that he submitted to a retailer hoping to sell them his flies. Nearly his whole series of flies are attached.”

Was I interested? The original flies tied by the Oregon fly fishing legend himself! I sure was. Thanks to Marlon, we are now able to show you this cool piece of American fly tying history. Enjoy!

Polly Rosborough's original flies and a letter
Polly Rosborough's original flies and a letter
Polly Rosborough's original flies and a letter

If you want to know more about Polly and his fabulous Casual Dress Nymph, check out my previous blog right here…

If you want to fish the Williamson, and want to be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable guy, contact Marlon here: www.flyfishoregon.com

If you just want to see scenic views of rivers and beautiful fish, follow Marlon on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks for dropping by :0)

Michael

Beautiful fish and the Williamson River
Marlon Rampy on Williamson River

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    Joseph Duca

    (February 27, 2021 - 2:05 am)

    Awesome post Michael and great SBS on the Casual Dress. Mr Rampy has a good eye for recognizing a great blog. Thanks for all your work. Cheers :o)

      Michael Jensen

      (February 27, 2021 - 5:01 pm)

      Thanks a lot for your feedback my friend. Cheers, Michael :0)

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