Thanks gents for the insights. I've gone back and forth on whether to dedicate efforts to finding rare originals (found what I believe to be a Carrie Stevens on ebay), but the asking prices are too much. And frankly, I think there is way too much to learn and too many frauds out there.
I think I'll stick with contemporary tiers focusing on recognizing good technique, good materials, aesthetics and functionality. Who knows maybe one day their flies will be as famous.
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Originally Posted by fredaevans
So true Ard, soooo true.
But a different 'consideration' perhaps. For years anyone that stays in my home (house and motor home) MUST
hang up "His Favorite fly" on (house) a cork board. In the MH it's the material right over the door.
Small card (half a business card size) from whom/when/sometimes where (Deschutes, Chetco, lower Rogue, etc.) and it's like taking a walk down memory lane as you look at these things.
What a fantastic idea and way of slowing down time! Thanks for passing it on.