George F. Grant’s have always been quite inspiring to look at. George passed away a couple years ago at the age of 102 and leaves his legacy of the woven hair hackle fly. His flies are true treasures and I believe every collector should had a few of his works in their collection.
I picked up some of these hooks not too long ago and love tying flies on them. they are old, and hard to come by, but just prefect for the long streamers. 9 boxes of Allcock 1810 size 12 hooks! What a find, I’m not sure about the value, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go above 200.
Here is a bit of a plug for my new project set to launch on the new year. Streamers 365 will feature a range of feather-wing streamers tied some of the most talented streamer tyers. This is just one for fun, and any funds raised from the sale go towards some great causes.
I’m considering a bit on this Bert Quimby streamer as well. The pattern isn’t listed, and the photo is poor, but it looks like it’s red and white, perhaps a Parmachene Belle. the seller guesses it may be a Col. Bates, but it doesn’t look at all like that to me. This would be a great addition to any collection.
This is another I have been hunting for with no luck.
Also check out these great finds!
Wendell Folkins Fly
George Grant 5 Featherback Nymphs Boxed
Early Carrie Stevens Streamer
Assorted Collection of Salmon Flies (Welsh, McKusick
Here are the links to the next 10 flies in the collection. Check back to see the next set of 10. We’ll try to keep you updated, but you can also keep an eye on Don’s Ray Bergman Collection that includes the entire set so far.
Tip: Gold tinsel
Tail: Black quill sections
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Yellow floss
Wing: Yellow with scarlet stripe, married