Megan Boyd

- Authors Derek Mills & Jimmy Younger
- Publisher Merlin Unwin Books
- First Edition
- Year 2016
- New Condition
- Hardcover with Dust-Wrapper
- Black & White Photographs
- Language English
- Pages 114
- Size cm 22x14
- ISBN 9781904784777

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Megan Boyd is considered to have been one of the world's finest salmon flytyers and she is the subject of the film Kiss the Water. Megan Boyd was born in 1915, and was brought up in the Highlands of Scotland where her father was a bailiff on the River Brora. She began taking fly tying lessons at the age of twelve and soon gained a reputation for tying beautiful feather-wing flies which were extra-ordinarily durable and lasted many seasons.

In 1935, at the age of twenty, Megan Boyd left home and moved into a small cottage near Brora where she lived without electricity or running water until the 1980s. Visiting anglers from all over the world who came to fish the Highland rivers for salmon would stop by her cottage to watch her tie flies and place orders.

The Story of a Salmon Flydresser by Derek Mills & Jimmy Younger is based on Megan's papers which she left just before her death in 2001 to neighbouring flytyer and friend Jimmy Younger, and the archive has been edited by fisheries academic Derek Mills. It also features fascinating first-hand accounts of those who knew and loved Megan by David Profumo, Orri Vigfusson, Gloria Younger and Glyn Satterley.