The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook: A Complete Manual Including The Fisherman's Entomology and the Making and Management of a Fishery. Frederic M. Halford.

The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook: A Complete Manual Including The Fisherman's Entomology and the Making and Management of a Fishery

Lyon, Mississippi: Derrydale Press, 1994. Limited Edition. Leather. Octavo,  black and gilt decorated brown full leather, xiv, 416pp, index, 44 plates, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Item #900222

Fly Fisherman's Gold Library, Limited Edition of 2500 copies, unnumbered, unused Derrydale Press personalizable bookplate laid in. Originally published in 1913, Halford's classic covers everything from equipment to fishing techniques and basic entomology. Part I: Dry-Fly Fishing - chapters on Rod and Tackle; Casting; Ethics of the Dry-Fly; Choice of Pattern; Drag; Conditions; The Psychological Moment; Dry-Fly on Lochs and Lakes; Striking and Handling a Hooked Fish. Part II: The Fisherman's Entomology - chapters on Entomology; Mayflies, Duns & Spinners; Caddis-Flies;  Stoneflies, Alders, Smuts, etc. Part II: The Making and Management of a Fisher: Selection of a Water; General Management; Weeds and Weed-Cutting; Killing Down theTrout's Enemies; Stocking. As new.

Price: $75.00

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