Mike Croft Gallery

Historical Fly Gallery

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Hand Tied,
each representative of
the Original Fly
is wire mounted,
shadow box framed
and includes
the accurate history
of the fly.

From craftsman tyer and artist
Mike Croft

Height = 12 inches
Width = 8 inches

Price = $85 (US)
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the Professor
circa 1860

An English professor by the name of John Wilson ran short of flies while on the river one afternoon. Not wanting to return home he fashioned a fly using Buttercup petals for the body and dried grass for the wings. The fly worked so well he later tied a more durable version from silk and feathers.

The Professor was a prized pattern and listed as one of the top five producers in the Western States prior to 1900.




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