The flies from the cover of Bob Veverka’s Spey Flies are up for auction with a starting bid of $3500.00 for the iconic foursome. The Red King, Lady Caroline, Rough Grouse and Gold Riach are the four flies featured on the cover. The auction is for the actual flies photographed.
I was browsing last night and found some of Davie McPhail’s flies posted up on Flickr.com. Here is the link to his photo stream and a few selected images from the collection. It’s well worth a few minutes to browse through, and bookmark it. Just like the videos he produces, the still images are well laid out and have great photography. Thanks for the killer pics Davie!
Hook: Daiichi 2052 #1.5, nickel finish, Alek Jackson Spey. Tag: purple silk floss, only as wide as the hook diameter. Tail: teal. Rib: medium flat silver holographic mylar tinsel, bordered on each side with fine silver oval tinsel such that the second silver oval tinsel anchors the hackle. Body: claret silk floss. Hackle: natural blue eared pheasant, tied in at the front, by the tip, wound contrary to all the ribs, secured by the third rib, which leads the holographic tinsel. Collar: teal. Wing: cerise dyed bronze mallard, tented and low, horizontal style. Head: claret.