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I was trying to find out if anyone knows the value of original Pott flies? My grandparents were sold them by Pott when they owned a service station in Divide Montana 50-60 years ago.

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You can check out how much this auction of George Grant woven flies brings. The flies below have a traceable history directly to George Grant.

 

http://www.bhrf.org/index.php/big-hole-river-foundation-events/silent-auction-item-2-george-grant-fly-box

 

You would need to a similar provenance to prove that your flies were tied by Francis Pott. Unless you can do that, they have a doubtful value.

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Original Pott flies go for around $50 + or - $10-$15. The more collectable Pott flies are the ones on the cards made in Missoula Mt. The Pott flies on 'made in Denver' CO are not as valuable. They were outsourced but Potts was unhappy with the quality and returned the production back to Missoula.

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Pott was a barber and wig maker in Missoula. His skill at weaving wigs led him to weave flies out of badger and ox hair. George Grant deconstructed Pott's flies and came up with his flies.

 

Grant consulted a patent attorney who thought his method was sufficiently different and so he also got a patent on his method.

 

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