In 1881, Abner J. Tower developed his Fish Brand mustard yellow Pommel Slicker. The material was basically what many of us have known as oil cloth, which had an aromatic fish smell. It was more flexible than the rubberized material that Goodyear patented in 1844, so was still much more desirable. Wyoming Traders created a fabric specifically produced to replicate the original linseed oiled slickers, but to have modern attributes (and no fishy smell). The unique cotton muslin material is hand painted with waterpoof acrylic latex coating and will not crack when cold or stick when hot. As the fabric is not made of plastic or nylon, it is more durable and can be easily repaired if torn.
The slicker is split for mounted use and large enough to cover the entire saddle; ideal protection for inclement weather. The historic styling features a double bib front closure with sewn-on metal buttons; one set for riding and a closer set for walking. It has a traditional red wool collar that snugs around the neck and two flap pockets.