The Salmon Fly: How to Dress It and How to Use It. Geo. M. Kelson.
The Salmon Fly: How to Dress It and How to Use It

The Salmon Fly: How to Dress It and How to Use It

London: Published by the Author c/o Messrs. Wyman & Sons, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto, gilt decorated and titled maroon cloth over thick beveled boards, xiv, 510pp, xlv ads, index, frontis. portrait of the author, 8 coloured plates with tissue guards depicting 55 flies, gilt top-edge Very good. Item #900061

First Edition. A Victorian flyfishing manual with techniques for tying the salmon fly, including patterns for individual flies, and a description of the practical aspects of fishing for salmon, including locating fish, casting techniques, methods for catching and landing fish, and advice on accessories and equipment. Moderate foxing to edges with dots of internal foxing, internally clean & tight, cloth bright, a bit of bumping and rubbing to extreme edges of boards and fading to spine, but overall a remarkably well preserved and pleasing copy of an attractive book

Price: $1,500.00

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