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Ray Bergman Original Up for Auction

The owner of the Ray Bergman Online Museum is auctioning off a few of the flies from his collection. The flies range from $1800.00 US up to $2300.00 US. If you don’t have that type of money to invest in the flies, you can always pick up a subscription to the Museum for 1.50 US a month. Click on the images below to see the auctions.

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Fan Wing Royal Coachman, size 10, dry fly ,hand tied by Ray Bergman in the 1930’s “With Fly, Plug and Bait” plate #4.

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Black Gnat, size 18, dry fly ,hand tied by Ray Bergman in the 1930’s page 220 of “With Fly, Plug and Bait” plate #3.

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Hendrickson, size 18, dry fly ,hand tied by Ray Bergman in the 1930’s page 124 of “Just Fishing”

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Yellow Sally, size 18, wet fly with gut, length 4 1/4 inches, hand tied by Ray Bergman in the 1930’s

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Parmachene Belle, size 12, wet fly with gut, length 4 inches, hand tied by Ray Bergman in the 1930’s

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Blue Bottle, size 18, wet fly with gut, length 4 inches, hand tied by Ray Bergman in the 1930’s

Happy bidding. There are lots of great items being listed these last few weeks, so keep posted for more.

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Black Gnat Soft Hackle

From my own vise. Another use for starling. Look for an iridescent feather to suit the size of the hook. Black Gnats in all their incarnations have been decent flies for me on many small creeks. Soft hackles are great to fish as emerging bugs, floating just under the surface, hackle swept back trapping tiny pockets of air around the body of the fly. The trapped air can represent trapped gases on the natural insect. I’ve also tied this on a curved scud / wet fly hook.

Black Gnat Soft Hackle Fly

Hook: Standard curved scud hook 12-18
Thread: Red 8/0
Hackle: Irredescent Starling
Body: black dubbing dubbed onto the thread finely
Ribbing: Pearl Crystal Flash

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