A few wee ones

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Very nice indeed - very nice Dunkeld looking fly in there too - your Peter Ross is a cracker. What are the hooks? All the best, Patrick
 

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Very nice indeed - very nice Dunkeld looking fly in there too - your Peter Ross is a cracker. What are the hooks? All the best, Patrick
Thanks Patrick, coming from you that means a lot!

There’s some history in those flies....
Most materials are from my 1974 ‘No 93 Fly dressers box” stored away when as a teenager I used to tie for the local tackle shop in Newcastle for pocket money.
Clearly mallard, teal etc has no sell-by date!
The tinsel however was too tarnished (remember how the true metal tinsel’s cut thread for fun?), the new plastic Mylar tinsel’s are a revelation in comparison.

Hooks: another story, from the tying kit of the late Dr Ron Broughton, angling author and grayling society stalwart, bought at a fund raiser for the Ribble Trust. They will be “original” trout doubles probably not available nowadays.
 

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The down eyes look as though they may be Limerick doubles.
They're in an old tobacco tin sectioned with matchbox wood by size from 6 - 18 's labelled "trout doubles"
The flies in the pic are on sz8
They may well be the "wee double" Partridge R2A, now sold in limited sizes as a Heritage hook range:

 

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They're in an old tobacco tin sectioned with matchbox wood by size from 6 - 18 's labelled "trout doubles"
The flies in the pic are on sz8
They may well be the "wee double" Partridge R2A, now sold in limited sizes as a Heritage hook range:

The R2A hook has a round bend , and I don’t think they were made any bigger than a 10.🙂
 

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Those are beauties - I particularly like the way that you’ve rooted the wing rather than a simple back to back tying. Top drawer sir 👍

The hooks look similar to Kamasan B270 - especially from the Peter Ross photo.
 
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