n.— «Leafing through this little book, I was struck by the naturalness of the flies, some of which resembled the modern, soft-hackle “flymph” patterns popularized by Vernon S. Hidy. The blackened hooks were mostly sizes 12 and 14, but a few flies were tied on hooks approaching a diminutive size 18.» —“Antique angling” by Jim Merritt Field & Stream Apr. 1, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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