I'm actually enjoying this!

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by bitterroot, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    That's a Patrick book. I have one just like it I bought from Patricks back in 1974.

    I'll be at the Ellensburg expo also.
     
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    Bill, you tying there?
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Ha ha ha... I am not even close to your level of tying. Nor am I creative. But I will be watching other tyers.
     
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    that was Roy's pattern book, he also published a little tome called "Tie Your Own Flies" (1955) with step-by step directions for tying a number of flies. It also had some interesting anachronistic references like "cut off about 2 feet of silk from your spool of black tying silk"; bobbins were unknown in those days. It was illustrated with line-drawings by Allan Pratt who was a cartoonist for one of the local papers. Many today don't realize what an important figure Roy was in the history of northwest fly fishing. He opened the first dedicated fly shop in the area when he came here from California in 1946 and for many years taught a fly tying class at the University YMCA.