The fascination of salmon fishing has got many facets. For some, Atlantic
salmon fanatics, vintage salmon fishing tackle is a vivid reminder of a glorious era, when the rivers
in Europe were still untamed, clean, produced big salmon runs….and where the British elevated salmon
fishing to the status of an art rather than merely a sport. Among the most prominent collector’s items
are vintage salmon flies, the really old ones tied to gut, later on with an gut eye, finally the hooks having been
equipped with the metal eye. Today, we will have a look at vintage salmon fly boxes, often underestimated by collectors of vintage
fishing tackle, yet fascinating nonetheless….