Item MPH15.1.5 - "The Dunkeld: One Salmon and Three Trout Versions" Print

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"The Dunkeld: One Salmon and Three Trout Versions" Print

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CA ON00154 MPH15.1-MPH15.1.5

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  • 1996 (Creation)
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    Greer, Douglas R.

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34"38.5" Framed

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(1927-)

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Douglas R. Greer is an avid fly-fisherman who collected many prints on fly-fishing. He had a passion for documenting and saving the manufacturing sector, the natural environment and fly-fishing. He moved to Brampton to become a master tool maker at Lustro Steel Products and later retired in 1989 and returned to Port Hope. Douglas donated his collection of 10 fly-fishing prints to the Municipality of Port Hope in 2014. The Municipality of Port Hope transferred them to the Port Hope Archives in 2015.

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Transferred to the Port Hope Archives by the Clerk's Department, Municipality of Port Hope; Donated to the Municipality of Port Hope by Douglas R. Greer from his personal collection.

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Item is a framed print from the Douglas R. Greer Collection entitled: "The Dunkeld: One Salmon and Three Trout Versions," 1996. Includes the following caption: "The first recorded formula for the classic Dunkeld pattern appeared in Edward Fitzgibbon's publication THE BOOK OF SALMON in 1850, but it was probably under development by expert Scottish fly-casters on the River Tay at the town of Dunkeld in the 1770s. In addition to its effectiveness on the stream, the Dunkeld is also considered by many anglers and fly-tyers to be the most beautiful example of this ancient art, and which has become the pattern of preference for sophisticated fly-casters world-wide."

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