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The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies by Ian Whitelaw

This books is a must-read for every fishing enthusiast.


Once limited to trout and salmon, fly-fishing techniques today are used to catch every fish species from minnows to marlin, in rivers, lakes and oceans from the Amazon to the Arctic. From the many thousands of fly patterns developed over the centuries, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies focuses on 50 iconic flies chosen to represent the development not only of fishing flies and fly tying but also the sport itself.


Filled with illustrations and photographs of the flies (the 50 are just the starting point - more than 200 flies are mentioned of shown in the book), as well as profiles of key characters, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies charts the growth of diversification of this fascinating sport from the 15th century to the present day and its spread from Britain, Europe and Japan to North and South America and the Antipodes, and now to every country in the world. The evolution of fly fishing tackle - rods, reels, lines and hooks - is also covered in a series of essays spread throughout the book.


This is a beautiful hardcover book with an attractive dust jacket that presents beautifully as a gift.


This is the perfect:
- Gift for fishing enthusiasts
- Gift for fly fishing enthusiasts
- Gift for history enthusiasts
- Gift for someone about to go on a fly fishing trip


Hardcover, 223 pages.

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This books is a must-read for every fishing enthusiast.

Once limited to trout and salmon, fly-fishing techniques today are used to catch every fish species from minnows to marlin, in rivers, lakes and oceans from the Amazon to the Arctic. From the many thousands of fly patterns developed over the centuries, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies focuses on 50 iconic flies chosen to represent the development not only of fishing flies and fly tying but also the sport itself.

Filled with illustrations and photographs of the flies (the 50 are just the starting point - more than 200 flies are mentioned of shown in the book), as well as profiles of key characters, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies charts the growth of diversification of this fascinating sport from the 15th century to the present day and its spread from Britain, Europe and Japan to North and South America and the Antipodes, and now to every country in the world. The evolution of fly fishing tackle - rods, reels, lines and hooks - is also covered in a series of essays spread throughout the book.

This is a beautiful hardcover book with an attractive dust jacket that presents beautifully as a gift.

This is the perfect:
- Gift for fishing enthusiasts
- Gift for fly fishing enthusiasts
- Gift for history enthusiasts
- Gift for someone about to go on a fly fishing trip

Hardcover, 223 pages.

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