H.L.Leonard Rod Company Dry Flies

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Yanky
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H.L.Leonard Rod Company Dry Flies

Post by Yanky » Wed May 15, 2019 12:43 pm

hi All,
This is my second post .While looking through a old container I found a clear 4 inch rectangular tube with a set of dry flies.H.L.Leonard Rod Company Flybody Dun Selection.Quill Gordon,Lt. Hendrickson,Red Quill,Lt. Cahill size 14 a s March Brown size 10.I believe that Leonard did not tie flies.The hooks look to be old extended Flybody hooks by the vertical eye.I purchased the set in the late 70s or early 80s. If anyone has any info.on who or what company tied them I would be most grateful.Sorry no pictures,I am not set up for that.
Thanks Yanky

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Re: H.L.Leonard Rod Company Dry Flies

Post by catskilljohn » Sun May 19, 2019 9:41 pm

Yanky,

I have a similar set but of nymphs, tyed on the flybody hooks.
I have a bunch of those hooks too, but they are best suited for display flies and not fishing.
I’m pretty sure no one at Leonard was tying flies, likely they were tyed in a factory and packed up here.

Nice piece of history though, I have a few of the catalogs from the 70’s too. CJ
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Yanky
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Re: H.L.Leonard Rod Company Dry Flies

Post by Yanky » Thu May 23, 2019 10:47 am

CJ
Thanks for the response.
I agree with you about the fly patterns,never fished them.
Just another item of fly fishing history.

yanky

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