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- Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:00 am
- Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
- Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
- Replies: 40
- Views: 3057
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...
- Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:43 am
- Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
- Topic: Question About Jim Leisenring's Family
- Replies: 3
- Views: 1316
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...
- Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:27 am
- Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
- Topic: Presentation Methods
- Replies: 12
- Views: 1439
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...
- Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm
- Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
- Topic: Tups Indispensable
- Replies: 38
- Views: 7977
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...
- Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:13 pm
- Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
- Topic: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators
- Replies: 30
- Views: 5766
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...