North Conway, New Hampshire: Fly Tyer Inc., 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 8-5/8 x 11-1/8", gilt decorated blue cloth, 181pp, 3pp for Personal Fly Tying Patterns, biblio., index, 6 full-page color plates (5 plates illustrating 40 flies in color & a full-page artist's rendering of "Reflections-A Miramichi salmon fishing scene by Charles De Feo"). Item #900659
#347 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies. Signed by both authors on limitation page. First Edition, First Printing. With a letter dated January 15, 1982 addressed to "Dear Fly Tyer" from the publisher (Dick Surette) laid in apologizing for a slow-down in production on the book and a request that the recipient aid in its sale by showing it to fellow fly tyers.
A comprehensive treatment of pattern details for hair-wing Atlantic salmon flies, including techniques for converting classic salmon flies and basic trout wet flies into effective hair-wings. The authors have paid particular attention to interchangeable positions that tips, butts, and throat hackles can occupy in the pattern makeup, stressed flexibility in the use of materials, and detailed the proper method of securing them to the hook shank.
Bottom corner front board bumped at spine with a related 1/4" flat tear to cloth, clean, tight & bright, very good in rubbed dustwrapper (previous owner has used black felt pen to fill in areas of rubbing on the wrapper) with a 1" tear rear dust wrapper flap-fold, in protective mylar.