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Catskill Flytier: My Life, Times, and Techniques

Darbee, Harry;Francis, Austin M.

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ISBN 10: 0397012144 / ISBN 13: 9780397012145
Published by Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA, 1977
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Catskill Flytier: My Life, Times, and ...

Publisher: Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Anglers and flytiers have been after Harry Darbee for years to write a book-a book, one of them requested, "full of memories and hopes, stories and trout talk, with some-thing of that hallowed mist that hovers around the Willowemoc and the Beaverkill." Finally, here it is! Not only does Darbee evoke the full cast of characters who earned for his native rivers their reputation as the cradle of American fly fishing, he also reveals the tricks and techniques that have made him and his wife, Elsie, two of the world's greatest flytiers. In Catskill Flytier, we meet Herman Christian, Edward R. Hewitt, and Roy Steenrod, who passed on the teachings of the legendary Theodore Gordon; the other pros who made their livelihood as flytiers in the Catskill style; the millionaire fishing-club members who became Darbee customers; the poachers who came by night-and some in broad daylight-to take the big trout out of the club waters; the conservationists who fought and are fighting to save the fishing; and the Great Blue Herons, old-timers who could fish a pool clean if they wanted to with barely a movement other than their flawless, silken casts. Darbee tells all about his and Elsie's flytying

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