Wakeman Holberton (1839-1898)
Fly Fishing Illustration, 1884
signed and dated 'W. Holberton del. 1884." lower right
watercolor, 7 by 10 in.
flies are numbered 266-284
Wakeman Holberton was an avid salmon fisherman and angler, as well as a member of the Brooklyn Art Association. He created three fishing flies: the “Fluttering Fly,” the “Lottie,” and the “Holberton.” He also wrote and illustrated multiple books and articles related to fishing,including “The Art of Angling, How and Where to Catch Fish” in 1887, and "Standard American Black Bass and Lake Flies” in 1884.
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