View Full Version : Quiz of the Week2 -- no more mister nice guy
07-23-2005, 07:35 PM
Well, the first quiz of the week must have been too easy. I'm returning to the quiz technique to which I am accustomed -- give a hard question and choose at random from the correct respondents.
So, the second quiz question is this:
Who developed and marketed the first tapered silk fly line?
The winner of this contest shall receive a copy of "Fishes of New Hampshire -- A Sportsman's Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of New Hampshire" (1947) pub. NH F&G Commission, PB 87 pp. (It even tells you where you can catch "Bulldog Pickerel" and "Tadpole Madtoms".)
07-24-2005, 11:21 AM
The Cortland Line Company.
07-24-2005, 12:56 PM
07-24-2005, 03:33 PM
fred halford?? :shock:
07-24-2005, 08:13 PM
07-24-2005, 10:10 PM
07-25-2005, 08:13 PM
Ray Smith, 1915, Cortland , NY - Cortland fly Lines
07-26-2005, 10:54 AM
Eaton and Deller produced the first braided silk fly lines in 1880.
07-31-2005, 11:47 AM
Well, there were three correct answers and by random choice the winner is Farm_River_Flyer.
"Halford in concert with Marryat did a lot of work developing the fly that would ease the fishing on the difficult streams of the south where a gentle presentation was so critical. The hard-enamel-finish silk lines had supplanted horsehair by this time, but they too presented problems all their own. Stiffness, chipping, and lack of sensitivity and response were the biggest shortcomings. They did allow the angler latitude in casting direction but were nothing compared to the response and efficiency of oiled silk — especially an oiled silk line with a woven-in taper.
Working together, Halford and Marryat developed the first tapered lines, forerunners of the modern double-tapers, and continued to improve the manufacture and production of silk lines for many years."
Frederick Halford was the correct answer because his friend George Selwyn Marryat requested anonymity.
Farm_River_Flyer please PM me with your address and I will send the book right along.
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