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George Kelson's The Salmon Fly Plate 2 or Plate 3

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CHOICE OF PLATE 1 or 2 or 3. Same price = $999.99 each. Shipping is INCLUDED.

George Mortimer Kelson and his The Salmon Fly are highly regraded among salmon fly enthusiasts. His flies are beautiful and artistic (even those used for actual fishing), dressed with gaudy and exotic materials, and very challenging to accomplish.

There are over 300 patterns listed in the book and portion of them are contained in 8 colored plates. There are many ways and choices to make groups/categories out of over 300 dressings. To me, working on either one of 8 plates sounded like quite a theme. Among them, I believe, Plate 1 contains some of the most gaudy and challenging patterns among all. Then I assembled materials. All 6 flies are dressed on Gaelic Supreme Harrison-Barleet 5/0 hooks. Framing was even more challenging. I could have finished much plainer and simpler. Yet, I felt obliged to highlight his immense & prominent book as well. So I randomly chose pages from his book and finished in a scrapbook fashion. Frame size 19"tall x 15"wide

Plate 2 also contains another set of challenging bunch! Thunder & Lightning perhaps might be simpler than the others. Silver Doctor is simpler than Pryce-Tannat's version but that does not mean it's easy. Harlequin comprises one of the most colorful and complicated body components. Then the rest of three: The Lion, John Ferguson, and The Baron are typical of colorful & complicated. It was very challenging and pleasure to work on this group. Plus I ordered an oval cutout mat with the professional framer. I believe these flies deserve proper framing! Frame size 19"tall x 15"wide

To me, Plate 3 is truly a mixed bag of everything. The right side; Benchill, Taite's Fancy, and Wilson are listed with relatively less number of materials = kind of minimalist, so to speak, compared to others also from "Colorful Era" = however each has it's quark. Especially The Wilson required lots of thoughts and interpretations. The Dawson would be the only one that is "ordinarily" busy. Dirty Orange is also busy, perhaps the busiest among patterns finished without topping. Then the last but not the least Durham Ranger is all time favorite for everyone. GMK version is slightly different from TEPT one. Frame size 19" tall x 15" wide

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