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by Greenwell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies

Here are the last two pages of the Walbran chapter on North Country Flies. Actually, I find that this a very useful, succinct, and well chosen list of Spiders. At the very end is an excellent pattern for the Greenwell's Glory as given by E.M Tod. Of course, today we will need to substitute Starling ...
by Greenwell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies

This is the short chapter in R.B. Marston's Angling and How to Angle by Francis M. Walbran titled North-Country Flies . Walbran will be known to many of you as an important figure in the history of the North Country tradition. Rob Smith devotes several pages to Walbran in his book. Tragically, Walbr...
by Greenwell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

OK, I'm posting it under another thread so it won't get "lost!"
by Greenwell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

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There is also a short chapter on North Country Flies written by Francis Walbran which I will post soon.
by Greenwell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

The following two pages.
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by Greenwell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

"Emergers" in 1895?

Here's something interesting from R.B. Marston's 1895 book Angling and How to Angle . It seems to be a very clear description of fishing a hackle wet fly during an emergence of ephemera. He suggests building up the thoracic area to better simulate the nymphal form. Marston was the Editor of the Fish...
by Greenwell
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 1667

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

With the high interest in the Allcock hooks I find it surprising that, with so many fishing hook manufacturers, some company doesn't custom order reproductions. I really miss Gaelic Supreme for this reason. I've been asking Mark Hamnett from Partridge for many years to produce reproductions of clas...
by Greenwell
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 1667

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

No, Hardy hasn't sold these since the 1960's. Hardy's marketed several different hook styles over the years, many made by Partridge. I'll post some catalog scans and closeups of more hooks. I have some of the original Hardy Captain Hamilton hooks which Partridge reintroduced in the late 1970's. Stil...
by Greenwell
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 1667

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

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by Greenwell
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 1667

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

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