The Traherne Series

This is a collection of twenty flies originated by John Traherne in the 1890's and featured in "The Fishing Gazette" magazines during that time. This series can be purchased as individual flies tied only on 7/0 hooks (except where noted) and mounted in my standard 11x14 frame (to see the frame click here). In the future I will offer the entire series in a single, huge frame. The flies will be arranged around a period photograph of John Traherne himself.


Substitute materials used:

Blue Chatterer - Kingfisher
Indian Crow - Dyed Ringneck Pheasant White neck feather
Note: there is no acceptable substitute for the blue barred Jay feathers used in a number of these flies. So authentic Jay will be used. It is not easy to obtain Jay so please check with me before ordering Lange Syne, Nelly Bly, The Chatterer, Lapwing, Evangeline and JPT.

The Chatterer uses countless Blue Chatterer feathers for the body so I can only offer this fly using Kingfisher as a substitute. If you absolutely MUST have this fly with authentic Chatterer, please check with me and I'll see what I can do but be prepared to accept the fly with Kingfisher. If I am able to obtain enough Chatterer to tie the fly I will let you know the actual cost to do it. It will be VERY expensive!

The Lapwing uses only the rump feathers of the Fairy Bluebird (also known as "Enamelled Thrush" and can only be tied on a 5/0 hook. There is no acceptable substitute for Fairy Bluebird and these feathers are extremely hard to obtain so please check with me before ordering this fly.

The Black Argus uses Western Tragopan for the wings. There are acceptable substitutes available (specially dyed feathers). Western Tragopan is almost impossible to obtain. Prices for a pair of these feathers can reach into the hundreds of dollars so if you want this fly tied with Tragopan, please check with me.

Note: In the listings below if a fly does not have a "substitute" price that means all the materials used in that pattern are readily available and are "genuine".

Hook Size: All the flies are tied on 7/0 or 8/0 hooks except where noted otherwise.

International shipping
#int_ship

$37.00

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Please allow up to eight to twelve weeks for your order to be shipped.

Blacker No. 1
Lange Syne

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-1-LS-sub
$750.00
Genuine Materials
#Tra-1-LS-gen
$800.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
The Black Prince

Available only in 11x14 frame
Genuine Materials
#Tra-2-BP-gen
$750.00
Blacker No. 1
The Phoebus

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-3-Ph-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-3-Ph-gen
$900.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
The Bronze Pirate

Available only in 11x14 frame
Genuine Materials
#Tra-4-BP-gen
$750.00
 
Blacker No. 1
Tippetiwitchet

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-5-Tip-sub
$750.00
Genuine Materials
#Tra-5-Tip-gen
$850.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
Nelly Bly

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-6-NB-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-6-NB-gen
$850.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
Jungle Don

Available only in 11x14 frame
Genuine Materials
#Tra-7-JD-gen
$750.00
 
Blacker No. 1
Quinchatt

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-8-Quin-sub
$750.00
Genuine Materials
#Tra-8-Quin-gen
$900.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
 
Blacker No. 1
The Emerald Gem

Available only in 11x14 frame
Genuine Materials
#Tra-9-EG-gen
$750.00
 
Blacker No. 1
The Lapwing

Available only on a 5/0 hook, in 11x14 frame

Please email me before purchasing this fly as the wing materials are very hard to find.
Genuine Materials
#Tra-10-Lap-gen
$900.00
 
Blacker No. 1
The Chatterer

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-11-Chat-sub
$900.00
Genuine Materials #Tra-11-Chat-gen
email me for pricing and availability
Blacker No. 1
Nepenthian

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-12-Nep-sub
$750.00
Genuine Materials
#Tra-12-Nep-gen
$850.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
Rouge et Noir

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-13-ReN-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-13-ReN-gen
$900.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
May Queen

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-14-MQ-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-14-MQ-gen
$800.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
Gitana

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-15-Git-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-15-Git-gen
$800.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
Evening Star

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-16-ES-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-16-ES-gen
$800.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
Blacker No. 1
The Black Argus

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-17-BA-sub
$750.00
 
Genuine Materials
#Tra-17-BA-gen
$900.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering

note: the wings will still be substitute materials as authentic winging material is almost impossible to find. Please check with me if you're still interested in authentic winging.
Blacker No. 1
Juno

Available only on a 5/0 hook, in 11x14 frame
Genuine Materials
#Tra-18-J-gen
$750.00
 
Blacker No. 1
Evangeline

Available only in 11x14 frame
Substitute Materials
#Tra-19-Ev-sub
$750.00
Genuine Materials
#Tra-19-Ev-gen
$900.00
Please check with me about material availability before ordering
 
Blacker No. 1
JPT

Available only in 11x14 frame
Genuine Materials
#Tra-20-JPT-gen
$850.00
 

The Full Traherne Series Framed

The full Traherne Series can be purchased as a single framed collection of the 20 flies shown on this page. The frame measures 20" x 24" and is composed of three mats with a well for the flies similar to the Blacker 15 series (click here to see that collection). As shown above the framing also includes a portrait of John Traherne himself taken sometime in the late 1800s. All the flies are specially mounted on posts using no glue of any kind. For this framed series, the flies will be tied on 5/0 and 7/0 hooks depending on the fly (the four flies mounted at the bottom as seen above are tied on 5/0 hooks where all the other flies are 7/0.

Please allow 8 - 12 weeks for completion of your order. Note: Price for the series includes shipping.

Dressed with substitute materials:
#T20-series-sub
20 x 24 frame - $7700.00
Dressed with genuine materials:
#T20-series-gen
20 x 24 frame - $9700.00