Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

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Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by gingerdun » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:26 am

This fly was mounted in the framed set of 22 favorite flies that Jim Leisenring gave to Charley Rethoret, the proprietor of Hotel Rapids in 1941. The set was in the collection of Bernie Pociask who kindly let me scan them.
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Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by wsbailey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:43 am

In “The Art of Tying the Wet Fly”; Pearsall’s #13 is named claret but other books call #13 crimson and #14 claret. Some fly recipes in the book say crimson or claret and others specify one or the other. Lance, how do you deal with the confusion (or is there any)?
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Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:15 pm

I've simply interpreted it as an either/or choice. Both being acceptable.
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Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by gingerdun » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:23 pm

Here's a quote from a letter that Jim wrote to Pete in November, 1940, while they were finishing up the book:
Now when you go to Nolls to exchange the hooks get me two spools of Pearsalls fly tying silk (colour Claret or Maroon) no other now I dont mean red and send it up to me I dont have an inch of it—and you need it for Iron Blues to tye with and spin your mole bodies.
Evidently, for the Iron Blue Dun, Jim liked the darker red, not the brighter one.
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Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by Theroe » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:30 pm

gingerdun wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Here's a quote from a letter that Jim wrote to Pete in November, 1940, while they were finishing up the book:
Now when you go to Nolls to exchange the hooks get me two spools of Pearsalls fly tying silk (colour Claret or Maroon) no other now I dont mean red and send it up to me I dont have an inch of it—and you need it for Iron Blues to tye with and spin your mole bodies.
Evidently, for the Iron Blue Dun, Jim liked the darker red, not the brighter one.
Big Jim’s provincial prose is rather demanding of his friend Pete!

GREAT photo, Lance - PLEASE keep them coming :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:53 pm

I presume "Nolls" was a store that sold fly tying material and/or sporting goods. Does anyone know
the details and location?

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Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

Post by Roadkill » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:20 am

H. K. Noll
Doylestown, Penna

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Roadkill started tying 60 years ago with a similar fly tying kit! Noll's had a 15 page instruction book vs. my 4 page instruction sheet. ;) :)
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