John Atherton Dry flies

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John Atherton Dry flies

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:03 pm

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A set of John Atherton recommended dry flies #1-7. From the top left #1 ,bottom left #5 and #7 in the middle. All materials used are as Atherton described in his book The Fly and the Fish. The feather on the left is wood duck and on the right is Mandarin. Fly #6 has a wing of Bali duck but no picture as I used my last feather for the Fly.

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Re: John Atherton Dry flies

Post by tie2fish » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:42 pm

Very nice set, Tom. You do Atherton especially well.

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Re: John Atherton Dry flies

Post by Eperous » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:05 pm

Gorgeous.... :D

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Re: John Atherton Dry flies

Post by mikevalla » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:20 pm

Great, Tom....

FYI, my friend Jamie Woods (a Trustee at the American Museum of Fly fishing) and I have been planning an enhanced "Atherton Booth" for the museum's annual August event. John Atherton's granddaughter will be joining us at the booth this summer. Catherine is a peach of a gal. I got to know her a few years ago, helping her (along with Eric Peper) in a small way with Maxine (John's wife) Atherton's memoir. Catherine handed me one of the biggest honors when she asked me to write the Foreword to the new printing of The Fly and the Fish. Catherine will be on hand to sign copies of Max's memoir, and the reprint.

Last year, Jamie, our Squish67, and I went through some old Atherton photos in the museum archives.The museum created a nice display of the Atherton photos that will again be featured at the booth this coming August.

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Re: John Atherton Dry flies

Post by ted patlen » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:18 pm

what would a framed Atherton fly go for right now?

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Re: John Atherton Dry flies

Post by upstatetrout » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:31 am

I have no idea Ted but I do have an original set of Atherton Flies tied by him numbered 1through 7! They are in very good condition considering they sat in a plastic box in a barn for years.

Tom

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