The Beanly, Francis

Wasp Fly, Berners
Marinaro, Vincent  English person
  American, fly fisherman, fly tyer, photographer. 1911-1986. Vincent C. Marinaro was born in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, and he lived in Mechanicsburg near Letort Spring Run. He was an accountant by occupation. He devised many original fly patterns and concepts, and left a big footprint in the history of fly fishing. His good fishing friend was Charlie Fox.
He described his view on fishing and his fly patterns in a book "A Modern Dry-Fly Code" (1950). His original ideas and thoughts are packed tightly in this really monumental book. His representative original flies may be Jassid, thorax style, and Porcupine Spinner. Later, his thorax style had a large influence on the no hackle fly of Swisher/Richards and on the comparadun of Caucci/Nastasi. Marinaro created for the first time the split tail, which is currently used for mayfly patterns. He thought it better to make a fly imitating the silhouette of the real insect rather than imitating the real insect itself. Because the fly was made to catch a trout rather than to catch an angler, he arrived at the silhouette theory: the silhouette should just resemble the genuine insect when it is looked from under the water. In order to know how the insect looked from underwater, he took many photographs using a slant tank.
  In another book "In the Ring of the Rise" (1976) he wrote, supported by many color pictures, about the analysis of rise forms, and how the fly looks from underwater.
black-and-white picture.
Caption: All the illustrations of this book are drawn by author's own hand, and this person seems to be himself.
ReferenceA modern dry fly code, 1950. In the ring of the rise, 1999 (1976). Trout (Schwiebert), 1978.
Letort Spring Run, Jassid, thorax style, Porcupine Spinner, split tail, rise form
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Evening Glory of Mongolia
Evening glow seen from the camp near Chuluut River, Mongolia.
 Natural beauty which clear air and coldness can show.