James Leisenring (1878-1951) was considered a legend amongst wet fly tiers of the Pocono region of Pennsylvania. One of his many wingless wet flies, his Black Gnat is remniscent of one of the old North Country spiders.
For anyone interested in the Fly Tying for Trout class offered at Northampton Community College, check out the school’s site for details:
Hook: #12-16 wet fly
Thread: Claret (or substitute red)
Body: wrapped turkey tail fibers, crow fibers, or floss
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