John Alden Knight’s “Knighthawk” was considered by it’s originator to be a great “all around attractor” pattern and he fished and tied it for trout, bass, and yes, even salt water game fish in both feather and hairwing versions. In March of 1955 Knight won the fly rod division of the Metropolitan Miami Fishing Tournament after landing a 25 lb. snook on a Knighthawk. It’s a shame the Knighthawk never caught on like the great Mickey Finn bucktail that Knight promoted. I’d be hard pressed to find a snook on Cape Cod, particularly in March, so I guess I’ll just have to wing it with the bass and trout… at least until the stripers show up!

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