How and Where to Fish in Ireland; A Hand-Guide for Anglers

How and Where to Fish in Ireland; A Hand-Guide for Anglers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...herl and golden mohair. (In Ireland we omit the Italicized portions, and the wing of "Nora" h as golden topping over golden mohair.) This is one of the best flies known. 3. The " Fiery Brown." Tag--gold twist and orange silk. Tail--topping. Body--fiery brown seal ribbed gold tinsel. Hackle--from first turn of tinsel fiery brown or deep blood-red, at shoulder black. Wing--tippet strands concealed between blue macaw horns. Head--black teal. I take a liberty with the fly and sometimes add--to one of the most killing flies--a blue jay hackle under extreme shoulder by head. 4. "Sir Archibald." Tag--silver twist and orange floss. Tail--topping and a little bit tippet. Body--two turns salmon colour floss, the remainder yellow seal. Hackle--yellow over the seal. Ribbed--silver. Shoulder--light blue. Cheeks--chatterer. Wings--mixed brown, bustard, brown mallard, some topping over all. Head--black ostrich (not blue wool as in F.G.) and original fly. 5. "Silver Canary." Tag--silver twist and yellow floss. Tail--a topping sprigs of tippet, widgeon, and chatterer (topping alone is enough). Butt--black ostrich. Body--flat silver, ribbed oval silver. Hackle--canary from oval tinsel. Throat--indigo blue hackle. Wing--gold mohair, a little tippet, and topping over all. Side--jungle. Cheeks--chatterer. Head--black. In Ireland this is a new fly, of which I hear great accounts. 6. "Dirty orange." Tag--gold and light blue silk. Tail--topping and bit of tippet. Butt--black herl. Body--two turns light orange silk, the rest dirty orange seal, ribbed gold tinsel. Hackle--light dirty orange from the silk up. Throat--jay. Wings--ginger turkey, gallina, breast golden pheasant, bustard, herl, golden pheasant (strands), black...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508629
  • 9781236508621