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fly tying class

Veteran fly fisher Richie Augustine gets a class of beginners started on the art of tying flies during a seminar series at the Collection.

The Collection is housed at the Phoencia Library in Phoenicia, NY, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.

Unlike many other "special collections," the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection is open to all browsers, and anyone with a valid Mid-Hudson Library System universal borrowing card can take out books or fishing rods.

Well-chosen hackle on a dry fly, if it has been selected with the view of suggesting to the trout the shade of coloring as well as the translucency of the natural fly's wings in motion, is probably the high point In the killing quality of any dry-fly.
Preston Jennings, “A Book of Trout Flies,” 1935