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Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:02 am
by Bazzer69
The title says it all, if you are interested please let me know. I think I’ll keep it to a relatively small number of six participants
Bazzer

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:17 pm
by letumgo
Barry,

I might be interested in participating, but it depends on the specifics, namely the timing and quantity of flies. Can you define the requirements of the swap? If my schedule allows, I will probably be interested.

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:13 pm
by Bazzer69
Ray, let’s say three flies and six participants, that would mean a total of eighteen flies if you tie three for yourself.
Does that sound reasonable? I also suggest a opening time at the end of fall ( autumn if your British)
But please remember it’s for a bit of fun and not a competition. I for one am not good enough for that!

As a rider I see there was a Dotterel for sale on eBay last week, I really wanted to buy it but the price was too rich for me!

Oh, if anyone doesn’t have a copy of Brook and River Trouting then it’s available for free download.
Don’t be afraid of using substitutes if you don’t have the exact materials, the only thing that I ask is no synthetics.

Barry

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:38 am
by redietz
I'm in. I'll do the easy ones:

No. 6 (Orange Partridge)
No. 2 (Waterhen Bloa)
and either No. 5 (Snipe and Purple) or No. 13a (Dark Watchet) depending on whether I can find my stash of snipe or stash of jackdaw first.

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:20 am
by tie2fish
I'll play with pattern selections: No. 4 - Spring Black, No 9 - Light Snipe, No 18 Poult Bloa

It would be helpful if someone could provide modern hook sizes approximating those shown in the book.

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:42 pm
by redietz
tie2fish wrote:It would be helpful if someone could provide modern hook sizes approximating those shown in the book.


Here are approximate equivalents.

Size Modern Equivalent
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3 12
2 13
1 14
0 15
00 16
000 17
0000 18

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:08 pm
by tie2fish
Thanks, Bob. :)

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:12 am
by Theroe
im in for this one.....just need to do some online research. Does anyone have a link to the book? or pages to post ??

Thanks
Dana

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:01 am
by tie2fish
Theroe wrote:im in for this one.....just need to do some online research. Does anyone have a link to the book? or pages to post ??

Thanks
Dana


Try this: http://www.archive.org/stream/brookrive ... 0/mode/2up

Re: Fly swap using fly patterns from Brook and River Trouting

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:02 am
by redietz
For me, it's a book worth having in hard copy. You can get it from Coch-Y-Bonddu books for under £20:

http://www.anglebooks.com/brook-and-river-trouting-a-manual-of-modern-north-country-methods-by-harfield-h-edmonds-and-norman-n-lee-28634.html

Of course, you have to pay (and wait) for delivery across the pond, but I've found both shipping and delivery times to be reasonable.