Atlantic Salmon Model John Grytos Sira Norway 1885 42 in. long inscribed on back "31 lb Killed at Syltebo Eridsfjord July 31st 1883 by Augustus B. Foster"
According to Swanson, this model was made in 1885 by Eira River fishing guide, John Grytos Sira. The thirty-one-pound fish was caught on a "dust mop" fly by Augustus B. Foster.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Far Hills, NJ, 2009, p. 37, figs. 38, 39, exact fish illustrated. Ron Swanson, "Carved Fish, Norwegian and Canadian Makers," Classic Angling, April 2001, pp. 18-19, exact fish illustrated. Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Decoy Magazine, July/August 1996, p. 17 exact fish illustrated.
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