Her name was spoken by those who knew of her skills with great reverence. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth awarded her the British Empire Medal to celebrate and acknowledge her work — she apologized for not being able to attend the ceremony and meet Her Majesty as there was no one about to care for her dog in her absence. The Queen understood and took no slight.
Prince Charles, who was a fan of her handcrafted work (her finished products had names like Green Butt and the Woolly Hugger), would later journey to Scotland and present the British Empire Medal to her in person. Think about that for a moment — the likely future King of England journeying to Scotland to seek out a commoner. Such high praise indeed!
Virgil Films & Entertainment will open Q1’14 with the Jan. 7 DVD debut of documentary filmmaker Eric Steel’s Kiss the Water, a loving tribute to the late goddess of salmon fishing lures, Megan Boyd.
In the remote Scottish village of Kintradwell (about 40 miles north of Inverness in the northern most reaches of Scotland) Megan Boyd fashioned the most incredible Atlantic salmon fishing lures known to man. Her work was coveted by both those fished the golden trophy and those who sought the lures for their art.
She created her lures; her art in a hut by the shore and lived nearby without modern conveniences — including electricity — and never sold her work to the locals for more than the equivalent of a dollar during the five decades that she toiled at her craft.
However, her individual fishing lures — just small trinkets — are now valued by collectors at over a thousand dollars each … and the irony of it all, she never caught or killed a salmon!!!
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