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Boyd, Megan (1915–2001)

Boyd, Megan (1915–2001)

Scottish maker of fish flies. Born Rosina Megan Boyd, Jan 29, 1915, in England; grew up in the Scottish Highlands; died Nov 15, 2001, in Golspie, Scotland; dau. of a riverkeeper on an estate in Sutherland Co.; never married.

Famed for her expertise in tying delicate fishing flies, which are now in museums and sought after by collectors, moved into a small cottage on a hillside in the village of Kintradwell, at age 20, where she lived for 53 years, spending 14-16 hours a day at her workbench; never charged more than a dollar for her flies, which she preferred selling to fishermen she knew; retired (1985). Awarded the British Empire Medal.

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