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Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c. Comprising Angling, & Dyeing of Colours, with Engravings of Salmon & Trout Flies   By:

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ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.

LONDON: PRINTED BY GEO. NICHOLS, EARL'S COURT, LEICESTER SQUARE.

[Illustration: FLY FISHING]

PATRONISED BY H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT.

[Illustration]

BLACKER'S, ART OF FLY MAKING, &c.,

COMPRISING ANGLING, & DYEING OF COLOURS,

WITH ENGRAVINGS OF SALMON & TROUT FLIES SHEWING THE PROCESS OF THE GENTLE CRAFT AS TAUGHT IN THE PAGES.

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF FLIES FOR THE SEASON OF THE YEAR AS THEY COME OUT ON THE WATER.

REWRITTEN & REVISED BY THE AUTHOR BLACKER, HIMSELF, FISHING TACKLE MAKER OF 54, DEAN ST, SOHO, LONDON.

1855.

CONTENTS.

Page. Preface v The Art of Fly Making 1 An Easy Method to make the Trout Fly 3 An Easy Method of making a Plain Salmon Fly 8 To make the Trout Fly, in the best and most approved method 13 To make the Palmer, or Double Hackle Fly 20 How to make the Salmon Fly, as shown in the Beautiful Plate of Engravings on Salmon Hooks 23 Process of making the Gaudy Salmon Fly 30 To make the Winged Larva 42 A Catechism of Fly Making 46 The Trout Flies for the Season 55 Flies for March 57 Flies for April 60 Flies for May 64 Flies for June 69 Flies for July 72 Flies for August 76 Fishing Rods and Fly Fishing 80 Fly Fishing for Salmon 88 An Account of the Salmon, and its Varieties 96 The Salmon Fry 100 A Description of the Fifteen Salmon Flies Engraved in the Plates 104 Spring Flies 117 Salmon Rivers 120 The River Tweed 121 The River Shannon 123 The Lakes of Clare 124 The Lakes of Killarney 126 Lough Curran, Waterville 133 Connamara and Ballynahinch 138 Ballyna 142 Ballyshannon 145 The Rivers Bush and Bann 149 The River Bann 156 Lakes of Westmeath 163 The River Lee, at Cork 169 Salmon Rivers in Scotland 170 The River Tay 171 The Dee and Don 176 The River Spey 177 The Findhorn 179 Rivers and Lakes adjacent to Fort William, on the Caledonian Canal 180 Salmon Flies for Fort William, &c... Continue reading book >>




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