I’ve been posting the fly porn wallpapers from Fly Fusion Magazine as they are printed and now you have a chance to get your fly printed in the spread. The magazine has just launched a model search contest for the next centerfold. Do you have a fly that you think would look good in the mag? Just post it to the thread on Fly Fish Calgary to get entered and good luck. Act quick as the contest closes on December 1, 2008
Lang’s auctions have an incredible set of Helen Shaw flies up for auction. Included in the lot is the set below, a Carrie Stevens original and Lee Wulff flies from Helen’s personal collection.
Exceptional Cased Set of 338 Flies. For her 1989 book, Flies for Fish and Fisherman, Helen not only illustrated the tying process, but chose to include 8 plates showcasing the colorful diversity amongst her seven distinct forms of the wet fly. Opening the 12″x9″x10″ oak case, one can see eight pull out mounted displays. The first seven comprise the color plates of the book, these are the very flies photographed by Kessler, each plate having 42 examples. The eighth display in the box, also with 42 examples, shows a variety of flies measuring 3/4″ to 1 1/2″. All flies included in this lot are in excellent condition. The case, which sat atop Shaw’s fly station in her studio, must have been one of her proudest accomplishments, a most time consuming endeavor and undoubtedly a collective masterpiece of talent.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but gee things get busy when steelhead run into town. Here is a great pattern tied by Syd Glasso found on the Rare and Unusual (http://www.rareandunusual.com) pattern listing. It’s defiantly a site to book mark for all of the great patterns and history found inside. It’s been a while since the page was updated, but hopefully it sticks around.
Tag: Silver twist and yellow silk Tail: Golden pheasant crest and teal Body: Yellow, light claret, blue and black seal’s fur respectively in equal parts Rib: Silver tinsel (oval) Hackle: Natural black hackle from claret fur Throat: Jay Wings: Tippet and gallina in strands, teal, mallard Topping: Golden pheasant crest Horns: Amherst pheasant