Timeless fly tying advice

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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by Greenwell » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:04 pm

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The quality of the flies and the dressing skills of the tyer(s) is outstanding and they really need to be seen under magnification to fully appreciate them.
All the hooks are blued rather than bronzed, as was common at the time.
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by Greenwell » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:12 pm

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And here is your "Common Ant" fly, #14. Yes, there is little difference between it and the RC other than the white wing and golden pheasant tippet, originally barred wood duck, of the Royal Coachman.
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by PhilA » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:58 pm

John,
Beautiful flies! I especially like that March Brown. Which, if any, of these flies are on eyed hooks? --Phil
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by Greenwell » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:34 pm

The two mayflies shown on the first page I posted are the ones on the Hall's Snecky Limerick eyed hooks.
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:43 am

Fascinating!!

1) So within the pages of the book are the actual materials and flies, not drawn plates?

2) Did they use some sort of tying vise?

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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 am

Thank you, John, for sharing these. I note with much interest the length and density of the hackle on these patterns, which speaks volumes to those who ask about "how long" and "how much".
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:03 pm

John - The fly plates probably should be in a separate thread, under their own subject line (just my opinion).

These are extremely valuable references. Good stuff.
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by Theroe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:37 pm

Greenwell wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:50 pm
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Truly “Fly Porn”.........exceptional!
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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by Greenwell » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:23 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:03 pm
John - The fly plates probably should be in a separate thread, under their own subject line (just my opinion).

These are extremely valuable references. Good stuff.
I will post all of these and the remaining ones in a separate thread this week if you would like. I will add some commentary as well.

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Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:27 pm

Greenwell wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:23 pm
letumgo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:03 pm
John - The fly plates probably should be in a separate thread, under their own subject line (just my opinion).

These are extremely valuable references. Good stuff.
I will post all of these and the remaining ones in a separate thread this week if you would like. I will add some commentary as well.

John
I think we need to create a separate forum for this type of wonderful history.

My $0.02,

John
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