2 letters from Eric Horsfall-Turner with sample flies attached, plus a drawing Donald Overfield with a description of Cliff Hardy's Fancy Fly
Two letters from Eric Horsfall-Turner with sample flies attached and a drawing by Donald Overfield with a description of Cliff Hardy’s Fancy Fly. One letter, with three flies attached, describes the birth of Eric’s Beetle in June 1940 after a boozy lunch in the pub across the field from the River Derwent. The other letter has four flies attached and describes how the flies were used. Horsfall-Turner was a remarkable man, a lawyer and town clerk of Scarborough for most of his working life. He was an angler of some fame: British casting champion, a founder of the ACA and captor of huge bluefin tuna off the NE coast. These letters feature in Jon Beer’s article in the March 2019 edition of ‘Trout & Salmon’.