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Old 07-16-2003, 04:54 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks Gardener

You pretty much discribed the fly I was talking about. Gonna see if I can get some more posted for you. Looks like the seller was very honest on his flies then. I've actually been corresponding with him. Really nice guy and glad that the flies went to someone who appreciates them. Think I have the pics downloaded on the computer, will see if I can get them posted for you all to see.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:20 PM
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Old 07-16-2003, 08:22 PM
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Some guys have all the luck!

Absolutely exquisite jewels. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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Old 07-17-2003, 02:49 AM
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Hi Steelheader 69,
Not sure of the 1st one but the second is a Peter Ross the 3rd a Butcher (trad trout flies) and the last one looks like a well chewed Munro Killer.
Charles(Gardener) wiil probably keep us right.

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Malcolm,

The first fly is a black terror and the last fly is actually a well chewed Garry Dog.

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Old 07-17-2003, 05:44 AM
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Warning!

SH69, looking at the 'well chewed Garry Dog', and also the Silver Doctor which looks a bit nibbled, I'd reiterate Dutch's warning to be sure to quarantine these flies well. Having suffered moths in fly boxes and fly tying kit myself, you can only imagine the problems they cause; they have an unerring eye for fully-dressed flies and your best capes!

What's more, if they get out and start on clothing, any womenfolk around will ensure that your life isn't worth living!
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Steelheader69,

Like others have already said, I can't emphasize how important it is to keep the bugs from these flies is a display. I have a very good friend in Port Angeles who had gotten 4 very large glass framed (they were the size of windows) fly mounted fly sets from an elderly gent from Sequim about 12 years ago. All of the flies (except for the Glasso speys and Pray's Optics) were tied by Harry Lemire and were the flies used in the plates in Trey Combs' 2nd book "Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies". Trey had given them to the old gent because the old guy had a small fly shop in Sequim and Trey bought a lot of things from him over the years.

Any how, my friend didn't make sure that they were bug proofed and you guessed it! The bugs got into the frames and destroyed one of the true historical treasures of steelhead fly tying during the 4 years my friend kept them stored in the attic. He was heartsick about the destruction of these flies.

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Thanks for the advice

I've heard the horror stories. I don't know if I'm gonna frame them or not. Probably do a shadowbox. But will make sure it's sealed up well (I'll caulk thing if I have to LOL ).

Yeah, I know a friend who had a bunch of Glasso flies. Guess he went to school where he taught (didn't know Glasso was a teacher). Guess he deposited a couple dozen flies on the streamfloor. Now is ticked. He lost the last few only a couple years ago. But he's only an occasional fisherman, so never reads magazines. Once I informed him what he has lost, looked like he turned ghost white.

I haven't decided exactly what to do yet with the flies. I bought the auction for the wheatley box (it's the perfect pocket size that holds salmon flies). Then come to find out I got this added bonus of flies, and luckily the seller gave me the whole tutorial story on the flies.
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