TNEAL on Feb 13, 2016February 13th, 2016, 8:07 am EST
Thanks. My friend and keeper of the flame for AuSable (MI) original patterns always told me they were originally called gyros. Appears as though he was right. Michigan has become, over the years, a big producer of parachute flies. Earl Madsen's "Hatching Caddis", a giant parachute tied to ape an emerging Hexagenia (they were erroneously referred to as caddis back in the day) was perhaps the first parachute from this area. It was the forerunner of Clarece Roberts well know Roberts Drake.Earl's fly dates to the late 30's I believe.
KateS on Aug 24, 2019August 24th, 2019, 10:58 am EDT
My great grandfather is William Avery Brush. I'm actually holding his patent for this from 1934 in my hand. Just ran into it while cleaning out some of my parents things. Knew of course about the Brush Runabout and his auto ventures but wasn't aware of this area of endeavors.