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- Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:00 am
- Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
- Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
- Replies: 40
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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
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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: 2266
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: 62
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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...