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by upstatetrout
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Handy Photo Cheatsheet
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Handy Photo Cheatsheet

I just use my tablet for a camera and my coffee mug for a backround. They come out fine!!!

Tom :D
by upstatetrout
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Handy Photo Cheatsheet
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Handy Photo Cheatsheet

Nothing showing!

Tom
by upstatetrout
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

That bug looks purple to me!!!! And! I am colorblind!!! :lol: :lol:
by upstatetrout
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

NOPE!!!!

Tom
by upstatetrout
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

John! Don't have an idea what you are talking about?
by upstatetrout
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Purple March Brown Spider

Found this in A Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg and thought it was quite different.Have to admit it is quite striking to look at in hand. Hook. Partridge Spider L3AS size 12. Silk. Pearsalls purple#8 Wing. Two wing slips from opposite primary wing quills of a hen pheasant. Tail.A...
by upstatetrout
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

This has been a very interesting discussion and I think we can determine for sure that the flies are definitely from the last century.! :D :D :)

Tom
by upstatetrout
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

https://i.postimg.cc/T10FncMR/P-20190318-154540.jpg I also find interesting in the 1931 Mills Catalogue along with the add for the "special stream flies"are adds for barbless hooks. I guess not so new a concept! This catalogue also contains all the color plates of salmon,trout and bass flies availa...
by upstatetrout
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

Sorry no pictures of the packaging just the same add you have.

Tom
by upstatetrout
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

Joe the add for "special stream" wet flies is in my 1941 Mills Catalogue but not in my 1950 Catalogue. I assume that snelled flies fell out of favour by then and also the silk gut may have been in short supply during the war.. Pure conjecture on my part but the factories like Allcocks were bombed. Tom