Attention Fly Fishing Collectors!

•September 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

One of my favorite sellers, famoustyers1942, has a huge inventory for sale again and some awesome items available. I’ll highlight some of my favorite items here, but be sure to check out all the other items that are available by clicking here. this is just a small list of what is available. Other flies include tyers like the Dettes, rube Cross, Eric Leiser and Art Flick to name a few.

1. “Fisherman’s Fall”, (1964) 1st Ed., Roderick Haig-Brown

2. “The Atlantic Salmon Fly”, Judith Dunham, John Clayton

3. “Striper Flies”, a Salt Water Catalog by Jack Gartside
Limited Edition, 1/500, Signed by the Author (1993) – Any Gartside books are great to have in your collection and tough to find.

4. “Building Classic Salmon Flies”, by Ron Alcott, Signed

5. Al Troth’s “Montana” Collection, (13) Flies, Cigar Box

6. Alf Davy “British Columbia Lakes Collection”, (6) Flies

7. “Zonker”, size #8xl Streamer, tied by Bob Veverka

8. “Black Paradise” Salmon Fly, tied by Keith Fulsher

9. “Bird’s Light Stone Fly”, size #8, tied by Cal Bird

10. “Coffin Fly”, #10 (dry), Tied by Elsie Darbee

11. “Skunk” Steelhead Fly #6, by Ed Haas

12. “Golden Stone (wet)” Steelhead Fly “Polly” Rosborough

13. “Michigan Hopper”, Size #10 (dry), Tied by Helen Shaw

14. Stan Bogdan ” Standard Trout” Reel, LH Retrieve

15. Heddon – 8’0″ – “Model 13” – 2/2 – for a #4 line

Happy bidding! I have no affiliation with the seller famoustyers1942.

We’ve Moved – Please update your feed

•June 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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Moving Day Looms Closer

•June 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We’ll be picking up and moving soon to a new webspace. You will be able to get the same flavor of fly tying, just at a new home. We are currently working out the last few kinks, and should be up and running over the weekend. Head over to and update your book marks.

Some Cool Atlantic Salmon Flies

•June 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

You can probably tell I’ve been spending more time on ebay the last couple weeks. Well why not when I’m finding some killer flies and books! I’ve picked up a couple lots of vintage Willis and Bergman / Nyack hooks, Damian Lee Welsh Flies and just missed the top bid on a rare Carrie Stevens (I probably should not have posted about that one). Check these finds out.

More from the same seller, tied by Richard LaMonte of New York State. (Hurry as I think these should go quick)

The Green Highlander 4/0
The Popham 5/0
The Green Highlander 5/0

Matt Stansberry Pike Fly

•June 16, 2010 • 1 Comment

A nice tutorial for big massive flies pike flies. I used a ton of the saltwater yak hair on some streamers for a customer last year and loved the results. The hair has a bit of translucence similar (but not quite as nice) to polar bear, but you can easily find it in a 12 inch + length. The technique of tying in materials and folding them back is going to create a really durable fly. Let those teeth fly, chuck and duck.