A classic Maine fly, the Wood Special was originally tied by Joe Sterling in the 1960's. Since then, it has found a place in many fly anglers boxes as a choice pattern for trout and salmon. Fly fishermen have found it successful in not only imitating small baitfish and young brook trout, but also as an October Caddis as well. Most anglers find the best way to fish this is "down-and-across" and slowly stripped back.
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