1991 29¢ Fishing Flies
Issue Date: May 31, 1991
City: Cuddebackville, New York
Printed By: American Banknote Company
Printing Method: Photogravure Booklet Stamps
Perforations: 11 horizontally
Flies are artificial lures made from feathers, hair, wool, and other materials. They resemble insects or insect larvae and are designed to be cast onto the surface of the water, in imitation of live insects. Fly fishing is considered by many to be the most sporting method of catching fish.
Over 1,200 designers participated in the contest for these fishing flies stamps, but only five entries were chosen. Each fly was selected for a different reason, but all proved effective at catching fish.