Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1978. Limited Edition. Leatherbound. Small quarto, top-grain cowhide leather, genuine gold stamping on spine and cover, elephant hide endpapers, all edges gilt,256pp, index, ribbon marker, illustrated throughout, 4 color pages of fly materials and patterns, black & white photographs by the author throughout, photo of the author by Lefty Kreh, photo on page 254 by Kris Lee, drawings by Bill Elliot. As new in slip-case. Item #900163
#202 of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author, with hand-tied Blue Rat Hair Wing fly designed and dressed by the author tipped-in limitation page (size four low water hook with a tag of oval gold tinsel and a tail of peacock sword, the rear body and veiling is kingfisher blue floss, the front is peacock herl ribbed entirely with oval gold tinsel, the wing is gray fox guardhair with jungle cock and kingfisher sides, a grizzly hackle forms the throat and frontal top. In step-by-step tying sequences using today's tools and materials, the author takes the willing tier from basic low-water patterns and simple Dee-strip flies to prawns, grubs, tube flies, and Spey flies.