This Ginger Quill wet fly was shown to me by Ray Bergman’s great-grand nephew Saturday April 2, 2011, at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, New York. This was the date of the one-day display of my ten-frame set of wet fly patterns that are reproductions of Dr. Edgar Burke’s color plate wet fly paintings from Ray Bergman’s 1938 book Trout.
This fly was tied by Ray, and you’ll note, though the ink has faded, his stamp is legible at the lower left. It reads, “Ray Bergman, Nyack, NY.” The ink handwriting on the glassine envelope is also Ray’s.
I thought perhaps people might enjoy seeing a Bergman original-tied wet fly so I posted the photo here.