More plates of fishing flies in fun feather colors. Taken from William Blacker’s 1855 work “Blacker’s Art of Fly Making” which was published in London.

“An easy method of tying a salmon fly: 1. Wing and head tied on first. 2. The hackle and tinsel tied into the shoulder ready to rolled to the tail. 3. The hackle and tinsel rolled over the body and the fly finished at the tail.” Page 38. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/blackersartoffly00blacrich/page/n38/mode/2up
Various figures. Page 45. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/blackersartoffly00blacrich/page/n45/mode/2up
“On salmon hooks. Figures one to seven. Page 59. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/blackersartoffly00blacrich/page/n59/mode/2up

Time to go salmon fishing again. More plates from George M. Kelson’s work “The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It” which was published in London in 1895.

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“Rocke’s Fancy, the Butcher, the Silver Grey, Stevenson, the Popham, and the John Campbell.” Plate 5, page 262. Collection of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich/page/n252/mode/1up

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“The Wasp Grup, the Louise, the Hop Dog, the Ghost, the Blue Boyne, the Bo-Peep, the Lorne, and the Inver Green.” Plate 7, page 336. Collection of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich/page/336/mode/1up

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“The Gordon, Childers, Traherne’s Wonder, the Cockatoo, the Silver Ardea, and the Nankeen.” Plate 6, page 302. Collection of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich/page/n302/mode/1up

More flies to go fishing with. Sunken mounts containing samples of fly-making materials from W. H. Aldam’s 1876 work “Aldam’s Flees & the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making” Taken from the website of PBA Galleries.

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Figure 3 and 4. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

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Figures 19 and 20. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

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Figures 5 and 6. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

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Figures 11 and 12. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

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FIgures 17 and 18. Image © 2020, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

Flies to go salmon fishing with. Plates from George M. Kelson’s 1895 work “The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It” which was published in London.

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“The Black Ranger, the Infallible, Britannia, Jock Scott, the Champion and the Black Pose.” Plate 1, page 53. Collections of the New York Public Library. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtod00kelsgoog/page/n53/mode/2up

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“The Dirty Orange, Benchill, the Dawson, Taites Fancy, the Burham Ranger and the Wilson.” Plate 3, page 151. Collections of the New York Public Library. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtod00kelsgoog/page/n151/mode/2up

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“Bluebell, the Captain, the Chatterer, the Greenwell, the Dandy, Beaconsfield.” Plate 4, page 203. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich/page/n202/mode/2up

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“Thunder and Lightning, the Harlequin, the Lion, John Ferguson, the Baron and the Silver Doctor.” Plate 2, page 103. Collections of the New York Public Library. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtod00kelsgoog/page/n103/mode/2up

Sunken mounts containing samples of fly-making materials from the 1876 “A Quaint Treatise on “Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making” which was written by Aldam, W.H. Aldam and published in London.

Figures 15 and 16.
Figures 15 and 16. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

Figures 1 and 2.
Figures 1 and 2. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

Figures 21 and 22.
Figures 21 and 22. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

Figures 13 and 14.
Figures 13 and 14. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

So pretty. More coming. 5 plates left.