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Mayfly Carving

$129.95

We have collaborated yet with another local craftsman to offer a limited number of these unique sculptures. Our good friend and long-time customer Jim Heilman of J & S Custom Crafted Lures, LLC came to us a while back with this idea and has now become a reality. These things are so cool!

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Stunning Mayfly replica mayfly carving here designed to honor the importance of the mayfly to the sport of fly fishing. A treasured, totally unique, hand-made work of art that will make a great gift item.

We have collaborated yet with another local craftsman to offer a limited number of these unique sculptures. Our good friend and long-time customer Jim Heilman of J & S Custom Crafted Lures, LLC came to us a while back with this idea and has now become a reality. These things are so cool!

Here is what Jim had to say about these unique works:

"I have been a customer of Mad River Outfitters for over 20 years. Because of Brian and his staff, my interest in fly fishing, fly tying and especially mayflies, has grown strong.

As a wood carver, and fly fisherman, I wanted to find a way to celebrate the importance of mayflies in the method of the fishing I love to do. After much deliberation, I came up with a design for a large mayfly sculpture made of wood and copper.

To make the scuplture, I cut out a wood blank for the body measuring about 4 1/2 inches long. Next, I carve the body and the abdominal segments. From there, I hand cut the wings out of copper sheeting and fabricate the legs from copper tubing. After attaching all of the parts, I apply multiple coats of paint and then a final seal coat. It take 10 to 12 hours to hand craft each mayfly sculpture."- Jim Heilman

These sculptures measure approximately 8 1/2" long from front legs to end of tail and the wing extends up approximately 3 3/4".

This one featured here is loosely modeled after a Hendrickson Dun. Item #JH-MA-DUN.


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