Dick Surette Papers, 1964-1993

Collection number: MC 30
Size: 3 boxes (1.45 cu.ft.)

About Dick Surette

In 1969 Dick opened the Dick Surette Fly Fishing Shop in North Conway and later published his Trout and Salmon Fly Index book of fly patterns. The book was printed in a loose-leaf binder which allowed the owner to add additional updates as they came along. In 1978 he published the first issue of Fly Tyer Magazine, a publication continued by Dick Stewart of North Conway until it was purchased by Joe Migliore and continued as American Angler, the founding publication of Abenaki Publishing. He died in North Conway on Nov. 27, 2001 at age 66.

About the Dick Surette Papers

The collection consists of papers, slides and drawings. There are 2 galleys of the Trout & Salmon Fly Index. Most of the slides are of individual flies and seem to be the images used in the printing of Fly Tyer Pattern Bible.

Many of the drawings and illustrations used in Dick Surrette’s magazine Fly Tyer and in his books are by artisit G. N. Allen.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Dick Surette Papers, 1964 - 1993, MC 30, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation: Lorraine S. Kimball, 2002 (Accession number: 2002.30)

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Fly Tyer Magazine covers and various page lay-out instructions, 1981 & 1983
Box 1, Folder 2Miscellaneous papers
Box 1, Folder 3Copy of Fly Tyer Magazine Issue 1, 1978
Box 1, Folder 4Price Lists for materials from Dick Surette Fly Tying Shop, 1977 & 1993
Box 1, Folder 5Copy of Dick Surette's book, Beginners Fly Tying Manual and How to Tie Basic Flies
Box 1, Folder 6Book Galleys for Trout and Salmon Fly Index and an extra set of pages
Box 1, Folder 7Unidentified Fly Pattern Index
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Slides of individual flies used in his book, 1983
Box 2, Folder 2Slides and negatives of individual flies used in his book, 1984
Box 2, Folder 3Slides of individual flies used in his book, 1985
Box 2, Folder 4Slides and negatives of individual flies used in his books, undated
Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1 Drawings of Flies: Grasshopper, Humpy, Green Hornet, Royal Coachman, Blue Charm, Matuka Streamer, Black Nose Dace, Goddard Caddis, Stonefly, Mrs. Dooley, S. R. Slaymaker
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2Drawings of Flies: unidentified
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3Drawings of miscellaneous bugs
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4Drawings of miscellaneous fish, mostly trout
Oversize Box 1, Folder 5Illustrations used in Dick Surrette's magazine and books. There are several caricatures of Dick Surette.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 6Fly Tying Illustrations used in Dick Surrette's magazine and bnooks.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 7Various illustrations and drawings used in Dick Surrette's magazine and books.
Finding Aid Image TEMP
Dick Surette (photo by Dick Stewart)


Manuscripts & Typescripts
Photographs, Slides & Negatives
Sketches & Illustrations