A few Don Bastian flies are currently up for bid on eBay. Included in the lot is a nice specimen of the Grey Ghost made famous by Ms. Carrie Stevens. Check out the other Don Bastian item on the block as well. This could be a really nice cache of wet flies for the right bidder. Don tied many of the flies in the Forgotten Flies book written by Paul Schmookler and Ingrid Sils. While he is best known for the wet flies he ties, he does twist up a mean streamer as well.
Another Carrie Stevens fly is up for auction one my favorite auction site. There have been a number of her flies surface in the past couple months on various auction sites, some going for more than $400 a piece. Those prices may be out of the range of the average collector, but there are lots of options available for anyone wanting to start a collection of flies. Check the auction sites for other notable tyers and you’ll be surprised just how affordable some of the flies can be. Better yet, attend the fly tying show, and seminars and you may get a couple free flies for watching a demo.
The auction is by Bob and Daves Auctions and on their own auction site they have a few other interesting bits up for auction.
Check it out.