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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:37 pm

John - I think these flies are Henry Walbran Coopers.

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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by Greenwell » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:55 pm

ForumGhillie wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:01 pm John excellent, thank you for posting.

Do you have any of his flies?
Just a few hundred.......I have his fly wallets, materials, and manuscript collection. Here are some examples.


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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by ForumGhillie » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:35 am

John, great info!

Did Coopers use a vise?
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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by Theroe » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:12 pm

vise or not, those are some serious irons...... :lol:
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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by Mike62 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:40 pm

Lol, I was wondering how long it would take you to focus in on those hooks! They're like, snecky on steroids...
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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by Greenwell » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:25 pm

ForumGhillie wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:35 am John, great info!

Did Coopers use a vise?
As far as I can determine Cooper didn't use a vise, the use of which was just beginning to come into common use in the last quarter of the 19th Century.

The hooks are actually quite fine in the wire and more delicate than those in common use today.

Sneck bend hooks were common for Spiders at this time. What you can't see from the photos is that none of these flies are larger than a modern size 16.
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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:11 am

What you can't see from the photos is that none of these flies are larger than a modern size 16.
You just answered my last question I was going to ask you.

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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by bearbutt » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:00 am

Amazing flies--and materials, John--thanks for sharing. I especially like how the hackle is tied in small bundles--which is easier said than done.

To turn the thread back to its original purpose, can you tell us and show us how you are storing the flies?--and the envelopes too? The envelopes seem quite oxidized, and I am curious about what specific conservation efforts have been developed around fly collections. I'd have to review the AMFF bibliography to see if there's anything there--but offhand, I can't remember seeing anything like this--have you?

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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by Roadkill » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:19 am

Condo Safe Material Storage after freezer quarantine...

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some of it! ;)
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Re: Safe Material Storage

Post by Roadkill » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:06 pm

When I make up a batch of dubbing in my wet blender I first pour it on my dubbing dryer...

ImageIMGP0022 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I made the screens to fit quart sized or smaller sealed bags.

Then the felt mat is placed in zip lock baggies and stored in one of my tight storage containers. I note the material on the bag and any proportions of a blend and color information.

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Never have had a problem, so far! ;)
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