If the Farmer’s Almanac holds any truth, we’re in for a cold winter. Thankfully there have been quite a few nice hooks and flies on Ebay for those of us looking to twist away the dull days of winter.
I’ve been tying on some beautiful Edgar Sealey & Sons hooks for some of my shorter (6xl) streamers. The Edgar Sealey& Sons #1762.B, are a heavy wire 6xl or 7xl hook with a round bend. There are currently a couple sizes available, #1, #2 and #2/0.
There is also a beautiful box of much coveted Mustad 36808 #8 8xl. They feature a slick limerick bend on heavy wire and an 8xl profile with a looped back down eye. The bend back makes a nice platform for hackle stems on featherwing streamers.
A friend of the Streamers365 project, Lance Allaire has posted a great set of Carrie Stevens patterns. Lance posts under flash-101 on Ebay and has been posting some wonderfully built streamers every so often. This offering includes Indian Rock, Davis Special, Kelly’s Killer and Jenny Lind.
Another streamer tyer I’ve had eyes on for the past while is Stan Williams who sells his flies under swil7029 on Ebay. Stan has been on a tear tying up some originals and a box full of Carrie Stevens streamers. You may soon be his streamers at the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum on sale alongside the Carrie Stevens originals the gift shop has for sale. He has tackled the classic such as the Grey Ghost and the iconic Golden Witch.
Lastly we have fly tyer Sam Kenney who has been busy creating some original patterns. He has a slick trio of original patterns on auction this week. He is offering Unmaned patterns, and we are hoping to see more soon.
Don’t forget to check out some of the other regular tyers and bookmark their ebay pages. If you didn’t catch the end of the Carrie Stevens originals that were on auction last week, they all ended up selling in the $1400-1500 range. Not bad for a few on feathers and a hook. The rest of the collection also fetched handsome sum and I hope to see more like it down the road. Happy Bidding.