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T.E. Pryce-Tannatt Plate 3 or 4 from How To Dress Salmon Flies

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This is the lot with two-item options. You should be able to click the box to mark which one you want (or both?). $299.99 each. Shipping is INCLUDED.

Dr. T.E. Pryce-Tannatt was the protege of late 19th century authors & dressers who briefly yet surely revived the legacy of gaudy flies in early 20th century. His book "How to Dress Salmon Flies" is another MUST-HAVE among salmon fly enthusiasts. It's very concise and educational, as if I'm taking a freshman class in college. His book also contains beautiful colored plates, which are quite inspirational and thematic to work on.Following the successful dressing and mounting of Plate 1, I worked on Plates 3 & 4. In these two plates, a set of 3 flies are shown in the particular order; the largest one on top and the smallest on the bottom. Although I did not use exactly the same hooks, I did use different hook sizes to follow the order. Individual fly pictures are posted in the other page. Plate 3 In the book, these flies are dressed in 7/0, 6/0, and 5/0 respectively. Those are giant hooks!! For this set, I used Partridge of Redditch CS 10/3 sizes 3/0, 2/0, and 1/0 (from top to bottom). This arrangement perfectly matches the sizes in the book. Sir Richard seems the least colorful among three but it contains lots of feathers in married wings. Then I'm very satisfied with how Benchill and Childers came out. 15"tall x 7"wide PRICE: $299.99

In the book, three flies in Plate 4 are said to be dressed on Dee hooks - extra long shank hooks. I did use a Dee hook = Harrison Bartleet Dee 3/0 for Helmsdale Doctor. Rest of two were dressed in Harrison Bartleet 4/0 and Francis Francis 3/0, respectively. These straight shank hooks follow the hook size order quite well. All of these three contain very colorful wings. 15"tall x 7"wide PRICE: $299.99

Here are the set of two. I used the identical shadow box and the same methods of mounting. Mat measurements are practically identical as well. I used plastic sticks and special glues to place flies practically permanently. How about obtaining both as a set??

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Self-Publication #2

Here it is - Spring 2021!!

My 2nd self-publication is about Atlantic Salmon Flies, more specifically all & only about fly patterns of Major John Popkin Traherne. Traherne patterns are regarded as a series of most complicated and beautiful flies among all the classic patterns. However, it is not quite clear how many patterns he designed. The curiosity and browsing books & online lead me to conduct serious research. 

The next and the most challenging task was to dress them all. I obtained and used fair amount of authentic feathers. Intense photo sessions followed next. And the final task was to compile all the contents into a photo book. 

I'd like to call this book as my Master's Thesis for my Atlantic salmon fly career. This is NOT just a photo book of pretty flies, rather a reference which contains all the dressing recipes and bibliography that will be useful for enthusiastic fly tyers. 

Very limited amount is at my hand (check above) which will be signed and offered with a discounted price. 

Physical book can be purchased from Blurb, the self-publishing website, linked below.  Book is printed as ordered and shipping may be charged. Also, PDF book - I didn't make an e-book which required me to lower the size/quality of photos - is also available. PDF version is very reasonable and can be viewed  with most of devices. 

I will announce when DELUXE Fly Mounted Editions are available - currently going on. 

As always, please let me know any questions, sample photos inquiries, and so on.