what?Everybody says,”You know
what?” these days. I’ll try not to do it again, but you know what, those of us
who have loved, studied, collected, and have used artificial fishing flies are
today spoiled to death with images of them.
a file here, close at my hand, labeled “Fly Plates”. It is my collection, over
seventy years, of colored images of trout and salmon flies. The color
photography of flies used to be, by present standards, rather coarse and
disappointing. But these early images, rare as they were, were all that we had
and we treasured them.