Vintage Allcock Salesman's Fly Folio. Fishing Book

Vintage Allcock Salesman's Fly Folio. Fishing Book



Vintage Allcock Salesman's Fly Folio.
A rare, salesman's folding fishing fly folio by S. Allcock & Co. Ltd., displaying 40 wet flies in total with hand written descriptions below each fly. The folio is bound in red leather, although needs some attention.
N.B. Dimensions are unfolded.
One of the world's largest fishing tackle firms was S. Allcock & Co. based in Redditch. The company was originally founded in 1803 by Polycarp, Samuel's farther. Polycarp was originally an apprentice in the needle manufacturing business, which made fish hooks as a side line. It was Samuel though who really expanded and created the business. Samuel born in 1829 was an entrepreneur, and salesman, and he expanded the stock to include reels, rods and other fishing tackle accessories. By 1880 Allcock's could claim That they were ' The worlds oldest and largest manufacturer of fishing tackle'.


Height 51 cm / 20 14"
Width 23 cm / 9 "