How well do you know your tackle?
- 26th November 2012
Would you be able to tell us what any of the following are?
Brown Hackle Peacock
Colonel Dowman’s Fancy
Sound familiar? They are actually all different types of fishing flies.
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has recently acquired a small deposit of records originating from Fishing Tackle manufacturers, Martinez & Bird, Redditch. We have been able to secure these records for future preservation and use thanks to the kind support of the Friends of Worcestershire Archives.
The deposit also includes a signed first edition of a book entitled The Trout and we also have a number of original hooks and flies.
This collection has now been accessioned and is held in our secure strongrooms. As the documents are as yet uncatalogued users should give advanced notice if they wish to view the items. Please contact us if you are intending to visit.