I found a few cool items I know I’d love to have. As always, anything Martinek is on the list, but in addition to that, I found a nice little set of Warren Duncan flies.
Martinek Volume 1
Bert Quimby Lures
Normand Frechette of the Flytying: New and Old blog has put together a killer compilation of Bert Quimby’s Trout rock series. the series includes 6 streamers and Norm has some serious skill behind the vise. The flies are gorgeous. Click here to view all six flies. Be sure to bookmark Norm’s site http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com
Trout Rock #1
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Rib: Silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Wing: Black over white bucktail
Shoulder: Jungle cock
I received a wonderful little set of streamers the other day from streamer legend Jim Warner. I seen these little gems on eBay, and well, I couldn’t resist. Along with the flies was a short letter which talked about Jim’s 60 years of commercial tying. Jim is now into his 80’s and still producing some killer flies. He is offering small sets of 2 or 3 streamers, with each set having come from the design of a past icons such as Carrie Stevens, Bert Quimby, Herbert Howard, Austin Hogan and even a few originals. The set I received was based on the patterns of Bert Quimby and included the Dusty, Galloping Ghost and a Ross McKenny. He uses an array of hooks, but some of his sets are tied on antique Allcock 2811. If you have an interest in collecting flies, these are not to be missed.