Tag Archives: Collectable Flies

Collector Flies on Ebay

You’ll need to act quick on these as they are ending soon.

One of my favorite sellers famoustyers1942 has a nice selection of vintage hooks, books and flies up for auction right now. Included in the selection are flies by the Dettes, Fulsher, Rosborough, Cross, Veverka, Troth and many more. There is also a nice collection of Allcock hooks up for bid. Check out all the selections from famoustyers1942.

Fulsher – Rainbow Trout Thundercreek

Fulsher Rainbow Trout

Stan Bogdan “Steelhead #50” Reel

Stan Bogdan Steelhead 50 Reel

Al Troth’s “Montana” Collection

al troth collection

A rare copy of the Carrie Stevens Memorial brochure. I would love to have this in my collection.

Carrie Stevens Brochure


swede16 is another one of my favorite sellers and always has some great collectible flies. Keep him on your book marked list to have a chance at some great streamers and eastern flies.

Wendell Folkins Blue Charm

Wendell Folkins Blue Charm


Bob Mead on Collecting Flies

Bob has been writing articles posted on myflies.com in the Angler’s Corner section of the site. You may know Bob from his incredible work with tying realistic flies, or perhaps you have visited and bought a couple collectible flies from Bob and Daves’ Auctions. If you collect flies, this is a must read. Like Bob, I’ve also found that a good story is well worth the price of the fly. While your there, take a look at the selection of flies available on MyFlies.

Read Bob’s articles here or visit the auctions.

Bob Mead - Black Widow TV Prop
Bob Mead - Black Widow TV Prop



Fulsher, Stevens and Rosborough on Auction

Just a quick post to let you know about a couple nice finds.

1. Kieth Fulsher – Brook Trout: This is a Lew Oatman pattern tied up by the Thunder Creek series master. This fly looks to be in excellent condition. It is interesting to note the fly is tied on a straight eye hook like Kieth uses for his Thunder Creek series.

2. Carrie Stevens – Unknown This is an interesting pattern, and one I have no idea about the name. I’ve taken a look through my Carrie Stevens references with no luck. I do know there are a large number of patterns never given specific names in her early days, and this may be one of those. Still on the card, and it looks to be in good shape. I wish the photos were a bit better as the dark areas don’t look great on here. Either way, a great little slice of history.

Carrie Stevens - Unknown

3. Polly Rosborough – Steelhead Pattern I’d love to be able to add a few of Polly’s nymphs to my collection, but this little steelhead pattern might do nicely.

Polly Rosborough - Steelhead Pattern

Happy bidding.