For $2,200 you can now own what might be the world’s most expensive mayfly. According to the Ebay listing, we’re looking at a Lithuanian Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Needaham. Translation: Shiny, dead spinner. Place your bids after the jump.
“All our amber is genuine Baltic Amber sourced by ourselves directly from Kaliningrad or from a small number of specialist dealers in Lithuania. The quality of the amber means that all the inclusions are clearly visible at arms length, the quality of the inclusions provide fascinating viewing under a microscope or loupe.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.