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by quashnet
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

Here is a comparison of the Blue Jay fly with a Trude fly known to have been supplied by the Paul H. Young Co. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/quashnet/Tackle%20Photos%202013/PHYFlyCompare_y800_zps96449372.jpg To me, the Blue Jay hackle and tail appear to be dyed orange. The handling of the b...
by quashnet
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

Well, the pattern is also in the first edition, Making and Using the Dry Fly . Thank you for the heads up, as I had totally missed it. It certainly seems to me that this improves the odds of the fly being tied by someone associated with the Paul H. Young Co., as the pattern is known from Young's boo...
by quashnet
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

Narcodog, where did you locate the reference? I have the first edition (1933-34) of PHY's book, from when it was titled Making and Using the Dry Fly (which was mistitled insofar as PHY talked all about nymphs and pretty much everything else he liked to tie and fish). I will take another look for the...
by quashnet
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

I do not see a match that I can recognize in pattern descriptions. The fly just doesn't "feel" like it belongs grouped with the known PHY dries that I have seen or collected. Below, some of the spent-wing dries and Bivisible style flies that were typical. ... Bob http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...
by quashnet
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

Maybe he contracted out and bought a dozen himself wholesale. Young believed in contracting out. He was great at coordinating others' efforts. He taught local people to tie flies for him, the one best known to me being Hazel Johnson, whom Bob Summers told me about. I'm going to write Summers this m...
by quashnet
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

I agree with the handwriting difference between "2" and "Z." It's only a matter of relating "dozen" to price. Of course, I'm assuming that "8" refers to hook size and is thus irrelevant in this regard, but I could be wrong. On a Macintosh: Finder -> Edit -> Special Characters You get access to all s...
by quashnet
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

The rib appears to be extremely tarnished flat tinsel. There are a few wraps at the bend of the hook, not visible in these photos, that form a sort of tag, from which the body overwrap originates. I like "dozen" as an interpretation of the last two characters in that line, though twelve cents a doze...
by quashnet
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Possible Paul H. Young dry fly, needs I.D.

I received an unexpected and generous gift today from Dana Gray of the Carlson Rod Co. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/quashnet/Tackle%20Photos%202013/PHYfly02_0438_y800_zps46af5809.jpg The fly is fascinating, but the most significant part of the gift is the paper label tag for identification...
by quashnet
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Moment of truth
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Moment of truth

Clearly she is a keeper, and your ring is sort of like one of those old Field & Stream honor badges for the best catch.
by quashnet
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Next Phase, Cosmetics
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: Next Phase, Cosmetics

Beautiful craftsmanship. In twenty-seven seasons of fishing my Summers 275, I've managed not to lose the ferrule plug (made from a cross-section of split bamboo) by always carefully dropping it into the little hole in the Hardy reel case into which the handle of the St. George reel fits. After fishi...