Tag Archives: Bergman

Martinek, Bergman and Allcock on Ebay

Here are a few items I’ve been tracking. Some great hooks up for bid as well as a Rare Mike Martinek streamer book.

Mike Martinek Streamer Fly Patterns for Trolling and Casting 1994 Signed

I do already have 2 of these in my collection, but it wan’t easy to get them. I’ve got one locked away and one I use for reference. Don’t miss picking this up. I only see 1 or 2 a year come on ebay, and the second edition is even rarer. Mike tells me that the files have been lost, so there may never be another printing of it. Look for the bidding to go up to 40-50 for this signed edition.

Huge lot of Vintage Ray Bergman Hooks Made In England

I’ve got a few boxes of the green label hooks in my collection, and I would really love to add the blues. These were hook sold by Bergman in his NY shop and are hard to come by now. I’ve got a bit of an old hook addiction, so bidding may get fierce.

Vintage Allcock Salmon Hooks 10/0 9/0 8/0

I’ve been searching for some Allcock streamer hooks for a long time and occasionally I find something else that I really find interesting. This lot has a mix 20 big 10/0, 9/0 and 8/0 salmon irons. Wow! I hope these get dressed in a manor deserving.

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Big Fish Little Flies

This is one of the greatest videos I’ve seen on YouTube. It’s short, but I just can’t get past the amount of huge fish lurking in the background, and the look of that wet fly holding in the flow. The classic wet trout flies are another favorite of mine. Bergman was a madman if he tied all of the flies in his book “trout”, as there has to be at least 500 different wet fly patterns. Anyway, I think I’ve seen this video 20 times already, and will likely watch it again right after I hit the publish button. Enjoy.

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Birthdays – Lew Oatman and Ray Bergman

I got a reminder from the Streamer List last night about these 2 birthdays. Who knew that 2 important fly guys would share a birthday. In their honor, we’ll share a couple patterns for the occasion.

Lew Oatman, dean of ‘exact imitation’ streamers, was delivered by his father, Dr. Lewis R. Oatman, on this day in 1903. Ray Bergman, author of the iconic book ‘Trout’ was born John Raymond Bergman on July 15, 1891.

Dr. Oatman

Dr Oatman Streamer
Dr Oatman Streamer - Lew Oatman

Ibis and White - Ray Bergman
Ibis and White - Ray Bergman
Golden Smelt - Lew Oatman
Golden Smelt - Lew Oatman
Fontinalis Fin - Ray Bergman
Fontinalis Fin - Ray Bergman
Ray Bergman
Ray Bergman
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