One of the ways to immortalise your favourite Salmon fly pattern is by having it made into a brooch. Here, we have a small collection of brooches, retailed by familiar names like Hardy, Malloch and Sharpes.
Seldom seen and very rarely appearing in auctions, probably the main outlet to finding them. Always worth a close inspection as some auction houses overlook important details like the fact that these can be made of 9CT Gold. Those that contain rare feathers help ageing the pattern and the boxed examples by both Hardy & Sharpes give us detail when trying to date them.
Both Hardy and Malloch detailed brooches in their respective catalogues, so I am surprised that they remain such a tough find.