A Cache of Carrie Stevens and Bert Quimby Flies

For anyone who has been searching for a few vintage flies from the likes of Carrie Stevens and Bert Quimby, there is some wonderful news. Ebay seller xennifer has stumbled upon a treasure of 16 carded Bert Quimby streamers, 5 carded Carrie Stevens streamers as well as a couple from Emile Letourneau and Wendell Folkins.

The Carrie Stevens patterns include a couple Austie's Specials, Red Streak, Black Ghost and a Wizard (incorrectly identified as Lizard).

Austie's Special – Carrie Stevens

The Bert Quimby collection offers up some of the most classic Quimby streamers including the Lady Ghost, Green Ghost, York's Kennebago and Dusty streamer.

Happy Bidding.

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A Bonanza for the Streamer Collector

It’s been a while since I’ve posted flies up on Ebay, and this week has seen a number of great offerings from some of the regulars and a few new offerings. Here is a short list of some of the streamers up for grabs.

First up is Larry Leight who has been putting up a steady streamer of beautiful work over the past few years. You can find his current selection at lk4leight on Ebay. Check out Larry’s nod to Lew Oatman in the streamer Lew.

Lew – An original streamer by Larry Leight
Lew - An original streamer by Larry Leight

Another one to watch is from a young up and comer who sells under honker1965 on Ebay. This 15 year old tyer has a future in many collections, and I’ve watched over the past couple years and have seen the streamers improve by leaps and bounds. You can check out the streamers they have up now including the classic Carrie Stevens America streamer pattern.

America

America - Stevens

I’ve also added a few of my own streamers this week. I have a mix of a couple classic Carrie Stevens patterns as well as a couple from the pages of Streamers 365. The Horace Hazard streamer is one of my favourites.

#163 Horace Hazard - Darren MacEachern

Another tyer who has recently started offering streamers in Alan Emery selling Carrie Stevens patterns under hisgrace on Ebay. Mezger’s Special is one of the Carrie Stevens patterns Alan has been tying up for offer.

Mezger's Special - Alan Emery

Streamers 365 contributor Alan Petrucci who goes under uppahdam, has also put up a couple streamers on Ebay. You can find one of Alan’s beautiful originals up for grabs.

Alan Petrucci streamer

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Lastly, anyone in the market for some vintage Allcock hook should have a look through the current offering. There are a few rare offerings including some Allcock W212 (6xl) hooks and 2811 (8xl) hooks. Happy bidding!

Scott Murdock Streamer Collection 2014

Scott Murdock Streamers

We welcome Scott back again to share several of his wonderful series of flies. This collection features four smaller collections, or sampler sets of flies, each based on colours selected by the important women in his life. The idea of the sampler set started with Scott’s Tartan series. Each fly in the series may be tied in a number of different styles such as Spey, Atlantic Salmon, Irish Shrimp or traditional wet winged trout flies so long as it adheares to the colour combination set by Scott.

The patterns presented below have become known as the “Chic” flies. These are patterns that reflect the various color schemes from the women in Scott’s life. They are Gina, Tammy, Karen, and Amy and Amanda whom happened to both choose the same colours.

Scott’s wife Gina, came up with sophisticated combination of blue yellow and black. It is a nice combination that works quite well for the married wing salmon fly. As a testament to its appeal, it was featured on Phil Castelman’s site for quite sometime. It translates well into the Rangeley streamer, hair wing and Spey effortlessly.

Tammy Burgess, a noted cowboy artist and Scott’s original framer, came up with the combination of black, claret and green. This selection is a reflection of her critical artist’s eye for colour, and makes for a real fish getting theme.

Karen is a girlfriend from the past, but one who has remained a good friend and a favorite skiing buddy. Karen decided on a blue and silver mix, leaving the rest up to Scott. A set of the Karen flies still lives at her house.

Amy and Amanda come from two places but have united in their choice of colour of pink and purple. Amy is a former fly tying student and now teaches fly tying along side Scott at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Amanda is a friend of a friend, and we’ll leave it at that. The combination has a strong feminine line and no doubt the fall run of Alaskan anadromous will lend a lip to prove its allure.

Scott notes that morphing these basic color ideas into several different styles is an interesting project, but lead to the conclusion that not every pattern worked with all the styles. The patterns below are the styles that Scott felt worked best with each of the combinations.

Thanks Scott for sharing your streamers with us.

Click the images below for larger images and fly recipes.

Gina's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Tammy's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Tammy’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Karen's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Karen’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Amy Amanda Fly series by Scott Murdock

Amy Amanda’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

scott_murdockScott Murdock- – I started tying flies in the 80’s and it wasn’t long before I made a visit to The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester VT to visit a family rod that was displayed there. I noticed the Atlantic Salmon Fly plates that were then on display. Realizing that I actually had an idea of how these things were constructed (yet knowing that I had a lot to learn) I drank the proverbial “Kool-aid” and embarked on the process of learning to tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]

Gina’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly series

Gina's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Spey by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Spey by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Rangeley Streamer by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Rangeley Streamer by Scott Murdock

Back to original article …

scott_murdockScott Murdock- – I started tying flies in the 80’s and it wasn’t long before I made a visit to The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester VT to visit a family rod that was displayed there. I noticed the Atlantic Salmon Fly plates that were then on display. Realizing that I actually had an idea of how these things were constructed (yet knowing that I had a lot to learn) I drank the proverbial “Kool-aid” and embarked on the process of learning to tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]

Gina’s Fly Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Tied by: Scott Murdock
Originated by: Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Atlantic Salmon Featherwing Fly Pattern

Hook: Partridge CS 10/1 #2/0
Thread: 6/0 black
Tip: Gold fine oval tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Blue wool
Body: Black floss
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel bounded by gold oval tinsel
Under-veiling: Jungle cock neck feather
Throat: Golden mallard flank under guinea fowl saddle
Wing: Single strips of black, blue, and yellow dyed turkey bounded by natural turkey
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Blue wool

Back to Gina’s Fly series …

scott_murdockScott Murdock- – I started tying flies in the 80’s and it wasn’t long before I made a visit to The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester VT to visit a family rod that was displayed there. I noticed the Atlantic Salmon Fly plates that were then on display. Realizing that I actually had an idea of how these things were constructed (yet knowing that I had a lot to learn) I drank the proverbial “Kool-aid” and embarked on the process of learning to tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]

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