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MEGAN BOYD: THE STORY OF A SALMON FLYDRESSERby: Derek Mills and JImmy Younger
Megan Boyd is considered to be one of the world’s finest salmon fly tyers and she is the subject of the US film ‘Kiss the Water’.
She was born in 1915, and was bought up in the Highlands of Scotland where her father was a bailiff on the River Brora.
She began taking flytying lessons at the age of twelve and soon gained a reputation for tying beautiful feather-wing flies which were extra-ordinarily durable and lasted many seasons. 5.5×8.5 inches, 128 pgs.
In 1935, at the age of twenty, Megan left home and moved into a small cottage near Brora where she lived without electricity or running water until the 1980s. Visiting anglers from all over the world who came to fish the Highland rivers for salmon would stop by her cottage to watch her tie flies and place orders.
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Publish Date: 12-01-2016