Cummings, Vince -- Personal Wheatley Fly Box

For sale here is a Wheatley fly box owned by the legendary rod maker, Vince Cummings, whose named is laser-etched on the outer surface.

Wheatley. 6 X 3 1/2 X 1. Base and lid spring coils. Contains approx. 94 Salmon flies. Box signed by Vince. Some old varnish covers the outer finish.

The fly boxes and the flies they contain were part of Vince's personal fishing equipment. Most of the flies were probably tied by Ralph Graves but there could be any number of tiers represented in these boxes. Folks were always giving Vince flies.

Here is in article from 1972 in SI about Vince Cummings:

https://www.si.com/vault/1972/07/17/612570/to-vince-cummings-a-fishing-rod-is-more-than-a-pole-a-cork-and-a-hank-of-thread