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Ed Reith, Detroit, info wanted

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Hi, I found a reference to a person who wove flies back in the 1940’s, out of Detroit Michigan.  I believe he may have owned a sporting goods store and found references to him teaching fly tying as libraries.  I think his full name is Edward C. Reith, but I’m not sure.

I found the reference in an old fly tying book available for free online.  There are many old fly tying books available online, in the public domain.  As I enjoy tying in hand, I like looking through these books.  Some of them were written before vises were in use, and the illustrations and directions are for in hand.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b271773&view=1up&seq=103   Reference to Mr. Reith in Fly patterns and their origins, by Harold Hinsdill Smedley  

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924068965494&seq=1&q1=Flymph   This the Art of tying the wet fly, a really great book on flymphs and pushing a hundred bucks to purchase a bound copy.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Search/Home?type[]=subject&lookfor[]=" Flies%2C Artificial."&sort=year&page=1&pagesize=100&ft=ft   This is a general search for the subject of artificial flies in books with full access.  Due to waiting for copyright to expire, the full access books are older, but still a great resource.  Try other search terms, too.  The Salmon books often have color plates and are really good.

thanks for any help in finding out more about this technique and enjoy looking at the books.  LisaLou





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good luck in your online searching 👍

might be helpful for your fly crafting projects

The Art of the Weave: Weaving & Braiding on the Fly - Beatty, Gretchen & Al

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