|My copy of the book|
Unfortunately Mr Hidy had passed away when it was published but he had read most of the material and also contributed with an introduction to a very special "book" namely "The Leisenring Color & Materials Book".
Here at the right of the photo is the introduction of Vernon "Pete" S Hidy and to the left the first color charts of Leisenrings book.
Here some feathers and hackles of various birds can be seen on the right page. On the other there are some dubbing brushes made with a dubbing block using Pearsalls Gossamer silk and some kind of fur. Everything written down so that James (or big Jim) Leisenring could have them with him and make comparisons with real insects and make his flies more like the actual insect. In my next post I'll get more into the benefits and lessons the authors wanted to underline with this book. So until the next post ...
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