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D.H. Thompson

D.H. Thompson

The old D.H. Thompson manufacturing facility was located in Elgin, Illinois, 335 Walnut Avenue, to be more precise. No zip code was required then – there were none. The catalog featured the book ‘Fly-Tying’ by William Bayard Sturgis. A mere $3.50 could have landed you one of the classics in fly-tying literature.

Over a Century of History

Over a Century of History

Enjoy a few snippets from a D.H. Thompson catalog used in the late 40’s and early 50’s. We’ve even included those early day prices! The D.H. Thompson Catalog circa late 40’s early 50’s The old D.H. Thompson manufacturing facility was located in Elgin, Illinois, 335 Walnut Avenue, to be more precise. No zip code was required then – there were none. The catalog featured the book ‘Fly-Tying’ by William Bayard Sturgis. A mere $3.50 could have landed you one of…

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