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by wsbailey
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Teesdale flies

Me too!
by wsbailey
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Teesdale flies

Ray, there’s a preview on the website. On FB I believe he gives more of the history behind the book. The prices direct from author are £15 softcover, £25 hardback, £9 postage for either. The book is based on The Teesdale Angler” by R.Lakeland. That book can downloaded for free. http://www.gutenberg....
by wsbailey
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Teesdale flies

There’s a guy on FB taking orders for his book on Teesdale flies. It’s available from the publisher but direct orders to him are quite a bit cheaper. I ordered a copy but I have no other interest.

https://www.blurb.com/b/10114994-fishin ... ale-angler
by wsbailey
Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Cree Spider
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Cree Spider

That's really a nice fly, Ron!
by wsbailey
Sun May 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)

The Spider Booklet in the reference section has the Black Magic fly pattern.


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by wsbailey
Fri May 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Some old thread I picked up....
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Some old thread I picked up....

Here's some history about cotton lisle.

https://www.artimondo.co.uk/magazine/cotton-lisle/
by wsbailey
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: ?????Leisenring Vise????????
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: ?????Leisenring Vise????????

Polly Rosborough may have copied the design.

https://www.vintageflytackle.com/produc ... nd-catalog
by wsbailey
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: hook question
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: hook question

Leisenring's "Stone" shows an up eye hook.
by wsbailey
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee
Replies: 17
Views: 1345

Re: Edmonds & Lee

The advantage of Blacker is he that gives dye recipes some of which I've reproduced. His dye recipes can be pretty sloppy but fortunately he gives his source for dye information. The source is much more precise.
by wsbailey
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee
Replies: 17
Views: 1345

Re: Edmonds & Lee

I didn’t know of a reference to the flies of Aldam so Ronalds was the best I could do. The problem I have is figuring out the colors.