Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "First there is the spare body, dressed with tying silk only, with or without wire ribbing, or lightly dubbed with soft fur . then a small and lightly dressed soft hackle, two turns at the outside ." Thus did G. E. M. Skues, one of the giants of angling literature, define the soft-hackled wet fly in 1910. A venerable style even by the time of Skues, the soft-hackled fly enjoys renewed popularity among today's fly fishers, thanks largely to the work of Sylvester Nemes. In Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies, Nemes traces the history and lineage of these old, effective, and deceptively simple trout flies. Drawing from nearly three dozen sources, Nemes follows the development of the soft-hackled fly through 220 years, exploring the best of trout-fishing literature from the mid-1700s to the 1970s. He finds soft-hackled flies and advice on their use in works as diverse as the Art of Angling, by Richard Bowlker (1747), The Practical Angler, by W. C. Stewart (1857), A History of Fly Fishing for Trout, by John Waller Hills (1921), and The Art of Tying the Wet Fly, by James E. Leisenring (1946). Although some sources quoted by Nemes are familiar to well-read anglers -- The Fly-Fisher's Entomology, by Alfred Ronalds (1856) or The Way of a Trout with a Fly, by G. E. M. Skues (1921) -- much of the material in Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies comes from books typically known only by collectors and serious fly-fishing scholars. While it will please those who love arcana, Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies contains much more than trout-fly trivia and quotations from old books. Nemes sifts through two centuries' worth of fly-fishing wisdom and lore, most of it applicable to modern angling. Fly tiers will find more than 160 patterns from a range of soft-hackle styles including the spiders of W. C. Stewart, the delicate Yorkshire flies of T. E. Pritt, and the ultra-sparse "Clyde-style" dressings of John Reid. Every reader will meet notable authors from fly fishing's past and come away with a greater appreciation of the history and tradition of fly fishing for trout. Most of all, Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies celebrates an elegant, classic style of trout fly that endures for the best and simplest reason: it catches fish better than most other kinds do. As James Leisenring, a 20th-century master of soft-hackles, wrote, "[T]he water will do all that is necessary to make a fly deadly if it is properly tied." Book jacket. Codice inventario libreria
Drawing from nearly three dozen sources, Nemes follows the development of the soft-hackled fly through 220 years, starting with the first mention of the red spinner mayfly pattern in Richard and Charles Bowlker's 1747 Art of Angling and ending with John Reid's 1971 Clyde-Style Flies, which covers some of the most radical trout fly designs from Scotland's Clyde River. Nemes shares 162 patterns and the best fishing advice from famous anglers from the past.
Sinossi: Best-known soft-hackled fly expert, Sylvester Nemes gleans the most useful tips and advice from the history of writings on the soft-hackled fly.
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Descrizione libro Stackpole Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000756378
Descrizione libro Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition, First Printing. xi, [1 blank], 173 pp. [3 blank] Signed on the title page Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 110325
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Descrizione libro Stackpole Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020811700488
Descrizione libro Stackpole Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-164-88-9501809
Descrizione libro Stackpole Books; Later printing Edition, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. 1st edition, full number line. About as new condition, both book and DJ. Bright, clean and crisp spine. Codice libro della libreria 033551
Descrizione libro Stackpole Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110811700488