The Fly Maker's Hand-Book Illustrated with Coloured Plates, Representing Upwards of Fifty of the Most Useful Artificial Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing. An Angler.
The Fly Maker's Hand-Book Illustrated with Coloured Plates, Representing Upwards of Fifty of the Most Useful Artificial Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing
The Fly Maker's Hand-Book Illustrated with Coloured Plates, Representing Upwards of Fifty of the Most Useful Artificial Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing

The Fly Maker's Hand-Book Illustrated with Coloured Plates, Representing Upwards of Fifty of the Most Useful Artificial Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing

Liverpool: The Liverpool Printing and Stationery Company, Limited / Henry Whitty, (1886). First issue thus. 4-3/8 x 5-1/4", gilt decorated green cloth over thin boards, 45pp, appended by 1p advertisement for Henry Whitty Fly Making catalogue Very good. Item #900142

9 colour plates illustrating 55 flies. Preface derides Kirby Hooks as being now chiefly used for bait fishing and recommends Hutchinson's and Limericks for tied flies. Bookplate of E. J. (Ted) Malone, author of "Irish Trout & Salmon Flies," an expert fly-dresser, and Ireland's leading authority on Irish fly patterns verso front wrapper. Malone's signed presentation to fellow fly fisher on same page. A bit of rust-staining around metal stapled binding, an eminently collectible work with a desirable association in very good condition overall

Price: $700.00

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