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#1 arkle

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

c/o Mullock's auctions. Guide price £10,000 to £12,000 + 20% commiwsion + V.A.T. Feb, 3rd.  https://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/categories/vintage-fishing-tackle



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

Beautiful flies. Interesting bit of info about the low water hooks!
Thanks for posting

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

Thank you arkle...most interesting


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

Someone who know how these things are done should pin the photographs of her flies.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

Just screenshot them and then post them? Is that legal/possible?

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:33 AM

I gather, that the "hammer price" was £22,000 or about £700. a fly.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

Unreal! More money than brains.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:53 PM

Much like the Traherne flies, it would be fun to tie the lot and frame them together.  You could title the frame "Twenty two thousand pounds".  I know that would make me feel really good about myself.  And who knows, one day someone might offer to pay twenty two, if not twenty two thousand pounds for it!


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

Unique Collection of 47 Megan Boyd Salmon Fishing Flies –all fully dressed, all different and come in the original wrappers with each fly named and written by Megan Boyd together with the original hand written envelope.

 

Each fly is on Partridge 6/0 low water single hook which in her opinion the flies looked better on low-water irons and each measure 55mm overall.

 

The collection comes on 5x white wrappers and comprise the following:

 

Card No. 1

  • Silver Doctor
  • Brora
  • Helmsdale
  • Sutherland
  • Black Doctor
  • Durham Ranger
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  • Dusty Miller
  • Freddie Morgan
  • Torrish
  • Dunkeld

 

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Card No. 2

  • Lemon and Blue
  • Half Grey and Brown
  • Fenian
  • Half Yellow and Black
  • Sunrise
  • Taite’s Fancy
  • Ray Mead
  • Queen of Spring
  • Jock Scott

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Card No. 3

  • Blue Doctor
  • Cairngorm
  • Rosy
  • Dawn
  • Ackroyd
  • Black Gold Finch
  • White Lady
  • (missing Helmsdale Doctor)
  • Joe Brady
  • Night Hawk

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Card No. 4

  • Dunt
  • Golden Eagle
  • Bull Dog
  • Butcher
  • Marlodge
  • Black Ranger
  • Lady Amhearst
  • De Winton

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Card No. 5

  • Green Highlander
  • Greenwell
  • Harlequin
  • Candlestick Maker
  • Dandy
  • Kate
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Silver Grey
  • Orange Parson

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:34 AM

Thanks Jon!  

 

A few initial observations:   1)  Started all tips well forward of the barb.  2)  50/50 use of split/unsplit Jungle feathers.  3)  Didn't mind lumpy tags  4) Used quite long and high set tails.  5)  Slim, un-tapered bodies.  6)  Generally slim profile with married wings apparently fewer than 24 barbs.  7)  Only 37 of the 47 have crest toppings.  8)  20 of the 47 have horns. 9)  Tinsels are dead on evenly spaced on every fly.  10)  No cotinga and I don't think any crow.  Subs.  11)  whole tippet end rather than strands for tail veilings.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:25 PM

Based on a note I received from her in the late 1970's, she refused to use subs...only the real thing. The couple dozen hairwings of hers I had (gave some to friends) all the crow was real. Looks like kingfisher instead of chatterer though. I seem to remember somewhere reading or hearing that chatterer was actually the sub for kingfisher which was hard to get for a while.

 

Strange but apparently true.  ??????


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But I've NEVER been on a trout stream or Atlantic Salmon river and said I should have played golf." - Me


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

True, George. Golden Pheasant was even more rare.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:01 PM

Based on a note I received from her in the late 1970's, she refused to use subs...only the real thing. The couple dozen hairwings of hers I had (gave some to friends) all the crow was real. Looks like kingfisher instead of chatterer though. I seem to remember somewhere reading or hearing that chatterer was actually the sub for kingfisher which was hard to get for a while.

 

Strange but apparently true.  ??????

It's hard to tell from the photos.  If someone assured me that both crow and cotinga were used, I would have to see the flies in hand to disagree.  The "Nighthawk", for instance, does look more like cotinga than kingfisher.  The feathers I take to be crow or a sub look more like subs in the images, but that may well not be the case.  I do think it fair to say that cotinga and kingfisher are interchangeable rather than being subs, going either way.


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