• Lee Wulff’s watch up for auction

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    A Leonard rod, flies by top tyers and Lee Wulff’s watch are among the items at an auction being run by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum on November 10. Though the sale is live at the museum in Livingston, New York, you can leave absentee bids on the items, which carry only a 10% buyers’ premium. Wulff’s watch comes with a photo of him wearing it, and it carries provenance from his wife Joan. The flies, which include a dozen Frances Stevens full dressed salmon flies (12), all carry impeccable provenance too. Modern rods include a Hardy Smuggler and a couple by Orvis, while as well as the Leonard Tournament, there are two fine bamboo rods by Hans Roeper, who died in 1992. On the day after the sale, there is a discovery auction of lower-priced lots, again at the museum. You can find a pdf giving details of the lots and an absentee bidder form  here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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