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These were the times when the smallest hook was a #0, a size 16 of our modern scale. Frederic Halford was one of the most influential fly fisher of the XIX century. Theorist of dry fly fishing, in this brief excerpt from "Dry-Fly fishing in theory and practice", published in year 1889, he describes a condition that forces him to try ... sunken flies