We are starting our 5th year here at the Daily Fly Tyer. It’s hard to believe how quickly time passes, especially when you start to age, even slightly. So to start the year off, I’m posting a few eBay finds. What better way to start off the year than to add some great flies to your collection. So here is to a prosperous new year! Tight Lines.
It’s been a while since a Carrie Stevens fly came up for auction. Here is your chance to own one with authentication from Graydon R. Hilyard and Leslie K. Hilyard the authors of Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies, a must have for any streamer aficionado. This may be a bargain starting at only 175, but I would expect the bidding to go to 250-300. This same seller potamanthus also has a great looking set of 50 Ora Smith streamers for sale.
Keeping with the Rangeley theme, streamer Legend Jim Warner has also continued with his collectible series Carrie Stevens flies. Jim plans to create about 20 of these sets, each with a bonus Grey Ghost. The wonderful thing about these flies is that they are all tied on antique Allcock 2811 hooks, something quite rare to find.
For anyone looking to start a collection of hard to find feathers, this auction has a great assortment. Included in this auction is Silver Pheasant, Andersons Pheasant, Tragopan Satyr Pheasant, Tragopan Trimmick Pheasant, Tragopan Western sub, Gray peacock Pheasant, Germain Peacock Pheasant, Malay Peacock Pheasant, Rotchild Peacock Pheasant, Grey Jungle Fowl, Mikado Pheasant, Ijima Copper Pheasant, Ringneck pheasant, Lady Amerst Pheasant, Turkey Pheasant and Impeyan Monal Pheasant. This seller, bobfly.2007, is one I’ve book marked for all the great items they put up. Lots of auctions for feathers and some nice salmon irons.
The last items is this wonderful looking tortoise shell fly box with 12 gut eye Spey flies. These are some very old flies and a beautiful box to house them.