Vintage Flyfishing Flies

 

NORMAN MEANS WHITE MOTH BUNYAN BUG                                 $280


Tied by Norman Means in Missoula, MT, during the 1930s or 1940s.  These distinctive fly-rod lures were used to imitate light-colored caddis flies or other fluttering insects.  This pattern is seldom seen, and much rarer than the salmonfly patterns.




 

NORMAN MEANS ORANGE SALMONFLY BUNYAN BUG                                 $260


Tied by Norman Means in Missoula, MT, during the 1930s or 1940s.  These distinctive fly-rod lures were used by anglers throughout the West during the spring hatches of the large, gaudy salmonflies.  Although newer patterns have superceded them on most streams, they still work.



 



William Mills Hair-wing Atlantic Salmon Flies                           $100
 

Eighteen new low-water William Mills hair-wing salmon flies in their original wrapper.  Patterns are March Brown (6), Lady Caroline (6), Cosseboom (5), and Stranger (1).  Flies are tied on black Japanned up-eye #5 hooks, each about 1 ½” long.  



 


Wright & McGill “Wiltless Wing” Dry Flies, California Coachman                        $15
 
Original package of 12 dry flies, size 12.  These patented dry flies were advertised as resisting wing wilt after use.  Attractive flies in attractive clear plastic box. 
 



Wright & McGill “Wiltless Wing” Dry Flies, Cow Dung                        $15
 

Original package of 12 dry flies, size 12.  These patented dry flies were advertised as resisting wing wilt after use.  Attractive flies in attractive clear plastic box



 

Orvis set of dry fly patterns.  Eighteen flies in all, each identified and packaged together in an attractive box.   $40




H.L. Leonard dry fly selection, five 1960s dry flies on #14 hooks.  Mounted on card packaged in square plastic tube.  $20



H.L. Leonard dry fly selection, five 1960s flies on #14 hooks.  Mounted on card packaged in square plastic tube.  $20



H.L. Leonard spring nymph selection, five 1960s flies on #12 hooks.  Mountd on card packaged in square plastic tube.  $20




L.L. Bean’s Maine Streamers  Traditional streamer patterns sold by this venerable firm.  Includes Mickey Finn, Black-nosed Dace, Spruce Fly, and others as shown.  Hook sizes vary, but flies average 3”.  Fourteen Bean flies plus two others.  All in original packages, unused.                        $50