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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    It's another Stewart, Tom Stewart who contributed to the T&S magazine. His book (200 Popular Flies & How To Tie Them) was first printed in 1979.
    Ah, now I see - yes Tom Stewart covers the Heckham Peckham, but not the White Tip. Anyhow, looks like I've managed to dig up a piece off blatant Edwardian marketing hype in the process! Wonder want the forumites of 1905 would have made of it?
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    I have a W.Earl Hodgson book of 1904 with a Heckham and Peckham with a red body, But T stewarts Book mentions other Bodies,in cluding a Heckham and mixed,easker1

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    hodgson mentions the heckham peckham in 1903 book here
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    Quote Originally Posted by doobrysnatcher View Post
    hodgson mentions the heckham peckham in 1903 book here
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    In Hodgson's case it really is flies for May rather than mayflies as well! I do love the way these old books sought to provide prescriptive recipes of flies: "designed for the convenience of anglers, the great majority, who, amid the pressure of practical affairs, find it difficult to remember the relation of the lures to the month of the seasons". Hodgson wrote the introduction for the 1905 A&C Black edition of W.C. Stewart's The Practical Angler which included the plates referred to earlier in this thread. Don't have an original of that, just a later facsimile, but as with easker1 I do have a copy of Hodgson's 1904 Trout Fishing. The plates really are quite remarkable as colour photographs for the era - it's a delight to browse.
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    I never thought my original post would generate such an interesting thread! Thanks for all the contributions which I’ve read with a lot of interest. It’s such a fascinating area that you could get lost in the history of flies and forget to go and use some!

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    I just pity those who are into computer gaming and the likes - maybe it'll develop a historical literature as well in a couple of hundred years!
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    Some say that fly tying can be a hobby, or even an obsession in a right of it's own, I would also think that knowing the history of many classics could very well be categorised in the same way. It's great to know who devised & originated a particular pattern, even finding what that particular pattern was meant to represent.
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    interesting to notice that his flies are fairly heavily hackled no4,6,9,etcetc for the turn of the century
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    Hodgson died shortly after , in 1910, my book has the Supplement from the Fife Herald with his Obituary , the photos make this book a bit of a gem,easker1

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