Tandem 7" Streamer by Ralph Graves, Ralph Graves Collector Fly, Streamer Fly
Streamer by Ralph Graves, Ralph Graves Collector Fly, Streamer Fly
Tandem Streamer by Ralph Graves, Ralph Graves Collector Fly, Streamer Fly
This is a Vintage Collector Fly tied by known Catskill Fly Tyer Ralph Graves. I have a very large collection of Ralph's flies. He was a close personal friend and he was constantly giving me flies over a several decade period. My collection includes Dry Flies, Wet Flies, Streamer Flies , Salmon Flies and some of his original creations. The reality is that I have had these flies sitting in boxes for years. Recently I have been fishing some but many are just too nice to fish. They belong in frames or displayed in some other fashion. I have picked out the ones that I plan to keep and will be listing the remainder of my collection for sale. Included in the listing will be flies packaged on Ralph's business cards. Some have signatures, some don't. Those who met Ralph or saw him tie, in his shop, in my shop or at shows know that wet flies on cards were what most people had the opportunity to purchase. I will also be listing a large amount of Dry Flies which were never available in any quantity. All of the flies in my listings were given to me directly by Ralph. For a lot of years Ralph spent his afternoons in my fly shop. He would always tie a fly or two and he always left them for me. Many of these flies are from that period..
7" Tandem Streamer Fly by Ralph Graves - I was with Ralph when he tied 3 of these flies. I have all three, 2 of which will be offered for sale. These flies are very rare since Ralph rarely tied large flies. Ralph tied these to imitate juvenile Rainbow Trout. Like all of his flies the attention to detail is impeccable. All of the Flies that Ralph put on cards are all works of art.