This Scarlet Eagle traditional salmon fly was incorporated the Irish design by Michael Rogan of the well-known fly-tying household from Donegal, Ireland. The fly was given the U.S. by Alex Rogan, who opened a take on store and after that a hair salon in Manhattan, where the fly was shown on the wall for several years.
From the wing and crest to the quill body and tail, all the product utilized in this fly is from the scarlet ibis, an unique bird types. Making use of the scarlet ibis quill for the body makes this an especially unusual example.
The Rogan fly connecting company made it through for 5 generations considering that its starting in 1830 in Ballyshannon on the banks of the River Erne.
Throughout the mid-1800s, the excellent English fishing author Francis Francis went to Ireland and ended up being mindful of Michael Rogan’s work and assisted promote it. He explained his salmon flies as “comparable to a piece of precious jewelry.” The quality of his flies brought him a Medal of Quality and Diploma at the International Fisheries Exhibit in London in 1883. He developed lots of renowned patterns consisting of the Green Parson, Rogan’s Fancy, and the Ballyshannon.
The household quickly turned into one of the most well-known fly dressing households, producing countless flies for salmon and trout anglers for almost 200 years worldwide.
Steve Woit is the author of “Fly Fishing Treasures: The World of Fly Fishers and Collecting”, a book including profiles of 30 specialists and collectors and over 800 photos of unusual and collectible fishing pole, reels, flies, books, and ephemera.