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    Lightbulb May 2013 Swap of the Month

    In deference to bob9 I'm starting the thread early. In deference to Gigmaster I've chosen another historic theme; classic winged bass flies. Dr. James Henshall wrote The Book of the Black Bass in 1881 and revised it several times into the 20th century. It is available as a free PDF download here http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23282...the_black_bass and other places. See the image, below, for Dr. Henshall's Four Favorite Flies (although there is apparently too many swords in the tail of the Henshall). If you have other sources for classic bass flies feel free to share.


    1.) gmac209 -The Montreal - Received
    2.) Bob9 - The Oriole - Received
    3.) Captain Mortis - Ondawa - Received
    4.) Rick Z - The Butcher - Received
    5.) BillHouk - The Henshall - Received
    6.) Gigmaster - The Bemis - Received
    7.) Sjo - Crystal Bugger
    8.) Icemanxxv - Green Mantel - Received
    9.) Chris - Abbey
    10.) Albasurf - Gagnon
    11.) Branhap - (MIA)
    12.) roadhog - (Withdrawn) - Received
    13.) jwb1977 - Wyanoke

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    The flies in the image are; The Oriole, The Polka, The Oconomowoc, and The Henshall.
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    Bill,

    Put me down for "The Oriole."
    I will use the pattern in "The Global FlyFisher."

    Bob9
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    149-Green-Mantle-550x412.jpgGreen Mantle for me!
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    Bill
    I will go for "The Montreal"

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    My wife has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone would the wyanoke be acceptable

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    Here is a link to an article in FlyTyer http://www.flytyer.com/index.php?opt...id=51&Itemid=0 on Classic Bass Flies. Jwb, it took me a while to find the Wyanoke. Talk about outside comfort zones! It certainly qualifies as a classic bass pattern. Here's a link to a nice photo. http://www.classicflytying.com/index...049&hl=wyanoke.

    Of course, we can't ignore Mary Orvis Maybury. She is one of the greatest of classic bass fly tiers / histroians(?). (However, her book is not free...)
    Last edited by billhouk; 05-09-2013 at 05:12 AM.

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    well I will attempt it as long as i can find all the materials and have the ability. If not I may have to switch it up but put me down for it.

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    I like a good challenge hopefully i can deliver. The wife put the pressure on

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    I will do thde Butcher. Now to find wood duck feathers.

    Rick

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    Jwb brought up an important point. Some of the materials used in the original patterns are no longer available or may be illegal. Feel free to substitute as necessary.

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