The Trout Fly Dressers Cabinet of Devices; Or How to Tie Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing

The Trout Fly Dressers Cabinet of Devices; Or How to Tie Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... the while sustained. This will put the machine into rapid motion, which can be kept up as long as is desired, in the same manner as it was begun. The greater part of their moisture will be immediately thrown off the feathers, and after a short time they will be completely dried. If convenient, the machine should be placed closely in front of the fire while it is spinning. The rapid rotation will prevent the feathers from being scorched, and they may be thus dried in about three minutes. The tin shield on one side of the frame serves both to reflect the heat back on the feathers, and to prevent the drops of water, which at the first are thrown off profusely, from reaching the operator's clothes. Without a fire feathers may be dried perfectly in about ten minutes. My machine runs for six minutes, and at a high speed for about four. When the feathers are dry, the colander should be removed from its frame, and turned upside down in the hands. The operator should then blow round the side, so as to cause the feathers to fall loosely into the perforated lid, whence they can be easily removed to their proper destination. It is no easy matter to remove small feathers from the colander while they are wet, so that in many ways my invention will be found a great saving of time and labour. The common method of drying feathers is to shake them up in a band-box in front of the fire. A single hackle may be quickly dried by stroking its fibres alternately backwards and forwards. For vessels in which to use the soda, dye, and alum, I generally employ common 21b. jam pots, partially immersed in a saucepan of boiling water. A few folds of paper should be placed beneath the jam pot, to guard against the possibility of its cracking, by preventing the heat from...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581709
  • 9781236581709