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The PALMERS. 1. The Badger Fly. 5. The Black Silver Pal. 2. The Orange Fly. 3. The Wast Fly. 6. The July Dun. 4. The Black Palmer.
1. Dubbed with the soft brown fur off a bad. ger's skin, warped with red silk, the wings off the dark
grey feather of a mallard ; the head must be red. This fly is an excellent killer, and in some rivers is taken in March and April.
2. Dubbed with orange-coloured wool; the wings off the feather of a black-bird's wing: Or, dubbed with raw orange silk, warped with silk of the same colour, ribbed with gold twist, and a black or red hackle over all.
This fly is taken in June when the May-fiy is cver, in hot gloomy weather, and till the end of this month.
3. Dubbed with brown bear's hair, or the fur off a black cat's tail; ribbed with yellow silk; and the wings off the pale feather of a stare's wing:
4. Dubbed with the herl off a copper-coloured peacock's feather, with a black cock's hackle
5. Dubbed the same as the Black Palmer; ribbed with silver twist, and black hackle over al).
6. Dubbed with the down off a water-mouse, mixed with bluish dyed seal's fur; or, dubbed with the fur off a mole, mixed with a little mara ten's fur; warped with ash-coloured silk; the wings off the feather of a blue pigeon's wing. A good killer. The size of the book, No. 9.
The PALMERS. 1. The Late Ant Fly. 4. The Hearth Fly. 2. The Fern Fly. 5. The Pale Blue. 3. The White Palmer. 6. The Harry Long Legs.
1. Dubbed with the hair off a cow that is of a blackish brown; warp some red-in for the tag of his tail, the wings off the feather of a brown hen. An excellent killer.
2. Dubbed with the fur off a hare's neck of a fern colour; the wings off a darkish grey feather off a mallard's
3. Dubbed with the white herl off a peacock's feather, and a white hackle over all,
4. Dubbed with the wool off an aged black ewe, mixed with some grey colt's hair; the wings off those of a starling's.
5. Dubbed with very light blue fur, mixed with a little yellow marten's fur, and a blue, hackle over all, the wings off the feather of a blue pigeon. A very killing Hy from ten in the morning till three in the evening. The book, No. 3.
6. Dubbed with darkish bear's hair, mixed with a little blue wool, and a brown hackle over all. Or dubbed with lightish bear's hair, mixed with a few hairs of light blue mohair, and a little fox-cub down, warped with light grey or pale blue silk, and a dunnish hackle over all; the head made large. Taken chiefly in a cloudy windy day. The hook, No. 5.
The PALMERS. 1. The Peacock Hackle. 3. The Late Badger. %. The Camel Brown. 4. The September's Dun.
1. Dubbed with peacock's ruddy herl ; warped with green silk, and a red cock's hackle over all,
2. Dubbed with the hair pulled out of the lime of an old wall; warped with red silk, and the wings off the darkish grey feather of a mallard.
3. Dubbed with the fur off a black badger's skin, mixed with the softest yellow down off a sanded hog, and the wings off the feather of a dark grey mallard.
4. Dubbed with the down off a mouse ; warped with sad ash-coloured silk ; and the wings off the dark-coloured feather of a stare's. The hook, No. 9.
I have given the reader forty-seven of the best Aies used in fly-fishing, and what are generally known; with the best methods of dubbing them ; and which, if he pays attention to, and makes his exceptions with judgment, he may in time become an excellent fly-fisher.
A Selection from the foregoing List of Flies,
that will kill Fish in any Part of England und Wales, particularly Trout.
5. Great Dun.
14. May-Fly. 6. Dark Brown.
15. Grey Drake. 7. Early Bright Brown. 16. Camlet Fly. 8. Late ditto.
17. Cow-dung Fly. 9. Black Gnat.
18. Little Ant Fly. 10. Yellow Dun.
19. Badger Fly. 11. Great Whirling Dun. 20. Fern Fly. 12. Little ditto.
21. Stone Fly. 13. Dun Cut.
N. B. There are two salmon-flies, which are the principal ones, called the Dragon and King's-fisher, about two inches long, which may be made according to fancy; but of the most gaudy feathers there are, especially the peacock's, for they will rise at any thing gaudy, and, where there are plenty, at Trout-flies.
There are likewise two moths which I have omitted, great killers about twilight in a serene evening; and the humble-bee, a famous chubkiller, any time of the day. They are dubbed in the following manner :
The brown-moth—the wings off the feather of a brown owl ; dubbed with light mohair, with a dark grizzle cock's hackle for the legs; and a red-head.
The white moth-dubbed with the white strands of an ostrich's feather ; wings off the feather of a
white pigeon's wing; a white hackle for the legs, and a black head. The hooks for both, No. 2.
The humble-bee-dubbed with black spaniel's fur; a black cock's hackle over that ; the tag of the tail to be of a deep orange colour; and the wings off the feather of a crow's wing. The hook, No. 2.
HE list of flies which I have given the an
gler, he may depend are the standard for arficial fly-fishing; but as I am willing to give him as inuch scope as possible, to enable him to becomé an adept in this pleasant and ingenious recreation, I here present him with a second Jist, which he must make use of as his experience in artificial fly-fishing increases; and I dare affirm, that if he makes a judicious application of this and the former list, and observes the rules laid down for the weather, proper for this sport, he will never go home with an empty pannier.
The Red Fly. Comes on about the middle of February, and continues till the end of March: its wings are made artificially, of a dark drake's feather; the body of the red part of squirrel's fur, with the red hackle of a cock, wrapped twice or thrice under the but of the wing; has four wings, and gene-, rally flutters upon the surface of the water, which