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Canada Postal Services 2005 Issue
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Fishing Flies

Canada Postal Service has issued four new stamps with a postage value of 50 Cents each named "Fishing Flies" on the 4th of February 2005. Each stamp depicts Canada's favorite man made flies for fishing. The four flies are shown with background scenes from Montreal artist Alain Massicotte. Each of the Fishing Flies shown above is described as follows:

  • Alevin (top) - was created in the spring of 1939 on the B.C. Adams River by legendary Fly fisherman, author and artist Tom Brayshaw.
  • Jack Scott (2nd) - made with 57 different elements, this fly originated in Britain during the Victorian era and became a mainstay of early angling in Canada.
  • Mickey Finn (3rd) - created by Charles Langevin in the 19th century and was used on the Jacques-Cartier River in Quebec City area.
  • P.E.I. (bottom) - originally tied from the feathers of the now-endangered Red Ibis, this Canadian fly creation has origins dating back to 1860s literature.

"Fishing Flies" stamps can be purchased in a booklet of 8, Souvenir Sheet, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 27.5mm x 56mm with the booklet having a kiss cut perforation, and the Souvenir Sheet having a perforation 13+. The stamps will be printed by Canadian Bank Note using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell Coated paper. The booklet stamps will have a Pressure sensitive gum, and the Souvenir Sheet will have a P.V.A. Gum. Each stamp will have general 4 side tagging. A quantity of 5,000,000 booklets and 225,000 Souvenir Sheets will be printed.

Fishing Flies Souvenir Sheet

Fishing Flies FDC

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