Kirk shows us some cool bass bug history in this post. Check it out!
Some of these bugs are 60 years old.
Enjoy ye ole bug makers…
This is an overview picture of the bugs my friend Ted Cabali lent me from his collection to photograph.
Bill Gallasch’s Skipping Bug tied by Bill, named by Joe Brooks. Bill was Joe Brooks personal tier. According to Lefty Kreh, Joe didn’t do much fly tying. Bill originally made these from Cedar but then began making them from balsa; he drilled a hole near the bottom and inserted/glued the hook with bucktail and chenille into the hole. When Orvis was selling them, Bill was tying them for Orvis, so, if you bought any of these from Orvis way back, you have a Skipping Bug tied by the originator.
The Pac Man bug tied by local New Orleanean Ronnie Leonard, who is now deceased.
Fayard Crippled Minnow.
Christy bug tied and sold by and in New Orleans.
Pecks poppers, the large one was tied by Accardo’s company after he bought out Pecks. The smaller one was by Pecks.
The label says it.
More Pecks poppers tied by Pecks. Bottom – Dragon Fly, Center- Cricket, Top – Grasshopper.
Peck’s Parker Feather Minnow tied by Pecks. This pattern was given to Peckinpaugh by a cotton broker in New Orleans named Parker.