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by gingerdun
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1915

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

Thanks for starting this very interesting thread, John. After the Audubon Society successfully lobbied congress to write laws prohibiting the sale of many bird feathers, Leisenring wrote to Pete Hidy (Jan 29, 1942): Have you noticed in our Book how few Bird feathers are needed? If you have not you h...
by gingerdun
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Caddis
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Caddis

Excellent, as is always the case with flies from your vise. Nice photograph too.
Lance
by gingerdun
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Question About Jim Leisenring's Family
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Question About Jim Leisenring's Family

Hi Ken, I, too, was curious last year when I discovered the posting with photographs about a Leonard rod owned by E. B. Leisenring. Unfortunately I couldn't find any link between the two fishermen other than their name. The Leisenrings came over during the Colonial era, so there were numerous branch...
by gingerdun
Fri May 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Remembering Mark L.
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Remembering Mark L.

Thanks for reminding us of Mark, Ron.
by gingerdun
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Presentation Methods

Hi Carl, As you probably remember, in The Sports Illustrated Book of Wet-Fly Fishing (1961), Pete Hidy wrote a chapter on stream strategy, pages 29-53. You might want to take a look again. He gives a number of presentation ideas that are surely a mixture of things he learned from Leisenring, and fro...
by gingerdun
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Tups Indispensable

Here is Leisenring's version of the Tups Nymph. This is from the set of twelve favorite flies that Leisenring gave to Charley Rethoret, owner of Hotel Rapids on the Brodheads in Analomink, PA. The set of flies eventually was purchased by Bernie Pociask, now deceased, who let me photograph them. I do...
by gingerdun
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

Good stuff, John.
by gingerdun
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 2201

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Wonderful thread, wonderful images!
Thank you.
by gingerdun
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators
Replies: 28
Views: 3444

Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Hi Carl, I've enjoyed following these patterns as you posted them on Instagram, and am happy to see them presented here so beautifully. Dad spent a lot of time teaching others how to tie these, and would be happy to know that you are carrying on, all these decades later. Your photography is also sup...
by gingerdun
Thu May 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Salar's Nemesis Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 9578

Re: Salar's Nemesis Redux

So interesting — #3 or #12, both impressive flies. Thanks to Doug for sharing the book, and to Bill S and Bill L for the photographs of their little beauties.