Fishing Flies from the Robert W. and Elsie Reford Collection
Photograph: Marie-Claude Hamel
Metal, white metal; metal; carton; bird feathers; fiber, nylon
Les Amis des Jardins de Métis Collection
Top left Black Hawk
Top right Durham Ranger
Bottom left Dusty Miller
Bottom right Causapscal
The flies in the collection of Les Amis des Jardins de Metis number in the hundreds. They are kept in the same boxes where they were placed more than fifty years ago.
Each fly has a particular form and composition. They are tied to take a particular shape, assembled with the feathers of specific birds. Their form and colour is intended to attract a salmon – and to have it rise to take the fly.