Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tying the Ken Lockwood Streamer

In this week's tying video, Tim Flagler ties the Ken Lockwood streamer, which is named for Ken Lockwood (d. 1949), a conservationist and former outdoor writer from the Garden State.  And of course, the Ken Lockwood Gorge section of the South Branch of the Raritan River is also named for him.  He wrote a weekly column titled "Out In the Open" in the Newark Evening News, which in time became the Newark Star Ledger, for which I wrote a weekly fly fishing column for years later. Like most streamer patterns, the Ken Lockwood is attractive to both fly fishermen and fish.   

Tie some up.  And stay with us, I'm not done with the hand shaped fungus issue; I've lost too much sleep over it to let it go.  Seriously.

Sharpen your hooks!


Brk Trt said...

That's a good streamer.
Well done.

Vinnie said...

Matt,I caught a couple of trout in Ken Lockwood Gorge today on that streamer. Maybe it's just me, but all of the trout had a fungus on them that resembled Ken Lockwood! Of course, the image was of Mr. Lockwood in his later years.

Matt Grobert said...

Brook Trout,

From what I see in your posts, this one seems to suit your style well. Tie some up and let us know how they work on those wild brookies. M