Howells, Gary - San Francisco Winston Shop Photo #2
For sale here we have a very special and rare photograph of Gary Howells in the R.L. Winston shop circa 1950s. This 11" by 16"photograph was acquired from the Howells estate in the 1970s by Craig Lynch and is one of three in existence, the other two owned by Lynch. There is a small bend in the bottom left hand corner of the photo that occurred during shipping.
In the photograph Howells is seen sanding a section of a blank after glue up. The string and glue residue has been removed and the blank is nearing its final dimensions as called for by the taper. The photographer is unknown. It is likely Howells developed the photos himself as he had his own developing equipment.
This photograph is a rare and candid look into the San Francisco Winston shop and the bench of Gary Howells. Truly a treasure to the history of fly fishing and the bamboo fly rod craft.
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