Friday, November 12, 2010

Inspiration From the Past

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These are sample pages and plates, compliments of the Internet Archive, from Favorite Flies and Their Histories, by Mary Orvis Marbury, published in 1892. This gentleman is C.F Orvis, her father. And a hell of a fly tier.
I love the flies, I love the beard, I love the hats, I love the porch.
I love everything here. Good to remember we're fishing in a stream that has been flowing for a long, long time.

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