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Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c.

Comprising Angling, & Dyeing of Colours, with Engravings of Salmon & Trout Flies

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Author: William Blacker
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,786 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.6
LoC Category: SH
Downloads: 675
Added to site: 2011.11.03 30954
Genre: Instructional

A thorough look at how to make flies, with descriptions of flies suitable for different seasons of the year.

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of colours slightly differing, buff, yellow, and yellow-green, and one of them made buzz. The largest fly should be used as the stretcher; the smallest the upper bob."

An Extract from "Bell's Life," April 1st, 1855 "The Ondine" in the Book of the Salmon, by "Ephemera,"

"Gold tip; tail, small, brilliant topping, light blue tag; body, blue peacock harl, closely ribbed with fine gold twist; two joints of green trogan feather, and one of red orange hackle under the wings, and over their butts blue jay; wings, a careful mixture of fibres of bustard, silver pheasant, yellow and blue macaw teal, guinea-hen and golden pheasant tail and neck-feathers, surmounted by a topping; feelers, blue and yellow macaw, and bright peacock harl, head. Hook, No. 7 and 8. This waterwitch, sculptured originally by Blacker, is properly called "Ondine." The first time I saw it I nearly lost my senses, and was upon the point of becoming its victim.

"The May-fly and Phelim Rhu are best made by Blacker, of Dea



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