Atlantic salmon fly ID

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Preston, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Preston Active Member

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    Help! I have acquired an Altantic salmon fly from the vise of Harry Lemire. After going through all of my references, the closest thing I can find is the Lorne (from a color plate in Kelson's The Salmon Fly). Do any of you Atlantic salmon fly tiers have any helpful input? IMG_0678.JPG
  2. speyflyfisher Member

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    Preston, You clearly miss spoke, While the fly is from Harry, it clearly did not come from his vise.
    You have a nice Highlander (Francis Francis) from "in hands" Harry Lemire. Sure miss that man.

    Bob
  3. Mark Mercer Member

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    Preston, I believe Bob is correct, it appears to be the Francis Francis version of the Green Highlander... You're fortunate to have it.
  4. speyflyfisher Member

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    Mark While it has similarities to a Green Highlander by a number of authors, FF only lists it as a Highlander.

    Bob

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  5. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Awesome fly, congrats.
  6. Preston Active Member

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    Y'know, shortly after posting this I realized that I had misspoken and that someone was sure to point out that Harry tied "in hand". My copy of Mikael Frodin's Classic Salmon Flies shows Pryce-Tannatt's Green Highlander pattern which differs a little. And yes, Frodin indicates that Pryce-Tannatt's Green Highlander is derived from the earlier (and slightly less complicated) Highlander (as per Francis Francis, A Book on Angling) the descripion of which fits exactly. Many thanks guys!