Fishing Wild Places - For Sale

After 40 years of collecting (fly) fishing related tackle and items, it's time to sell some.

On this page you might find vintage books, rods, fly reels, spinning reels, fly tying materials, lures, art. knives, paintings, etc. which are for sale. 

I am no longer using eBay because of the silly high fees, import/export duties and other ways they have to add costs to any transaction. PayPal offers you buying protection, so who needs eBay?  

If you see an item you would like to purchase, just drop me an email at and I will get back to you asap. If we agree on the transaction (including shipping fee) I will send you a request for payment through PayPal. After I have received your payment, I will update you about the shipping proces and provide you with a track & trace code. (I am located in The Netherlands)

Any questions? Just ask!


4 books by Kenichiro (Ken) Sawada

A rare set of 4 stunning books by Kenichiro (Ken) Sawada. All first editions in near mint condition – 3 of them signed by the author.

Will only sell them together. World wide shipping. PayPal payment.

Price: € 595.=  / US$ 695.= (excluding shipping costs)

Classic Salmon Fly Dressing – Signed by author
First Edtion 1989
Hard Cover
Publisher: Tulchan Books, Tokyo
Condition: Fine – Dust jacket has light edge wear.
1989ISBN 4062044846

Tube & Waddington Fly Dressing – Signed by author
Soft Cover
Publisher: Tulchan Books, Tokyo
First Edition 1996
Condition: Fine
ISBN 4916020189
Including Japanese Tulchan Books bookmark/inlay

Wet Flies: 400 Patterns and Dressing Techniques
Soft Cover
Publisher: Tulchan Books, Tokyo
Condition: Fine
First edtion 1995
ISBN 4916020138
Including Japanese Tulchan Books bookmark/inlay

Salmon Fly Dressing – Signed by author
Soft Cover
Publisher: Tulchan Books, Tokyo
Condition: Fine
First edition 1989
ISBN 4062044846
Including Japanese Tulchan Books bookmark/inlay

Signed and numbered copy #42 (of 300).

Edited & flies tied by Paul Schmookler

Currently I have a splendid limited edition book on offer. Leather bound in slipcase in near perfect condition.  1993 1st edition.
Price: € 495.= (excluding shipping fee)

Size: 220 x 220mm 124 pages.  Full-page colour photographs by Ingrid V. Sils. Introduction by J. David Zincavage.

This special volume contains beautiful color plates of Major John Traherne’s salmon flies, tied by a modern day master of the art, Paul Schmookler. Each photograph is accompanied by the original article describing that fly, reproduced from The Fishing Gazette, Land and Water, or The Salmon Fly. John Traherne has been called the most aesthetically gifted salmon fly tier of the nineteenth century

Quarter tan leather over marbled boards, title & all edges gilt. Tan cloth slip-case. Edition limited to 300 copies, signed & numbered by the editor.

George M. Kelson began his continuing series On the Description of Salmon Flies in 1884 in The Fishing Gazette. The first eighteen patterns he discussed were a series of flies invented by Major John P. Traherne. (David Zincavage in the introduction to this book). This was Kelson’s famous series of “Land and Water” salmon flies. Here Paul Schmookler reprints Kelson’s articles from The Fishing Gazette and Land and Water, together with superb photographs of his reproductions of Traherne’s classic salmon fly patterns. He combined his talents as a naturalist, a historian and a fly tyer, with the photography of Ingrid Sils to produce this beautiful work – the first of his “modern” classic salmon fly books.

Price: € 495.=
(excluding shipping fee)

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