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Subject: Fishing flies

Fishing flies

From: Mark Vine <vpackthread>
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The custodian of one of the largest and historically important
private collections of fly fishing flies, many dating back to the
early 19th century, has asked for guidance regarding their care and

The flies, consist of a variety of rare bird feathers attached to
metal hooks, many are contained in their original paper wrappers
which advertised the benefits of each fly.

The custodian would like to be able to house the flies so that they
could be viewed albeit out of but still with their paper.  The
custodian wonders what special requirements may be needed in light
of the paper, feather and metal content of the material.

Some of the flies have been effected by moth and mite damage, can
anyone suggest a safe means of treating them that will not be
detrimental to the metal, feather or paper make up of the packaged
fishing flies.

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources UK Ltd
Oxford, England

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:60
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 15, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-19-60-020
Received on Tuesday, 13 June, 2006

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