Created by Bill Covey of Farmington, ME sometime in the 1950-60s, the Gravel Gertie was once a fairly popular Maine pattern but has somewhat fallen into obscurity the last few decades.
Hook: #6-8 extra long streamer
Tail: Orange wool yarn
Body: Chenille, black and white bands
Throat: Pink wool or calftail
Wing: Fox squirrel over white calftail
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