THE DRY FLY AND FAST WATER: George M. La Branche THE DRY FLY AND FAST WATER: George M. La Branche THE DRY FLY AND FAST WATER: George M. La Branche

THE DRY FLY AND FAST WATER

George M. La Branche

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926
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This is a very old, very rare classic antique hardcover book titled, “The Dry Fly and Fast Water” by George M. L. La Branche. Subtitled, “Fishing with the floating fly on American trout streams, together with some observations on fly fishing in general”. Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, original Copyright 1914. This is a later printing (3rd?) published in 1926. 218 pages, bound in a green cloth cover. Gilt title on spine. Corners fine, small 1/8" tear at top of spine. Otherwise, Near fine condition in a glassine cover. Internally very clean and sound with former owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. No photo, as the covers are plain green cloth with no decoration. I can scan the book and email it to you if you wish to see it. George La Branche is a very important angling figure of the early twentieth century. He coined some of the terms of Fly fishing still used to this day with the introduction of this book. And here is an early edition in great shape. “Creating a Hatch”, and “Forcing a Rise” are some of these terms he invented. George M. LaBranche first presented this method to the public in this classic. “Creating a Hatch”, or “Forcing a Rise” was the seemingly simple procedure of repeatedly casting a dry fly near, but not over, the location, or assumed location, of a trout. He narrates drawing a reluctant brown trout from the bottom of a pool through the application of more than twenty-five drag-free drifts of the fly. By this method, he fooled the trout into "Believing" that there was a hatch on. He could observe how each cast brought the fish a few inches higher in the water column, until finally it sipped the fly. Contents: I. Early Experiences II. The Value of Observation III. The Rise IV. Where and When to Fish V. The Imitation of the Natural Insect VI. Some Fancies - Some Facts VII. The Point of View VIII. A Few Patterns of Flies In his Preface to The Dry Fly and Fast Water, Mr. La Branche states: "To expound a theory into willing ears upon a trout stream is one thing; to put those same ideas into writing so that they may be intelligently conveyed to one who reads them is quite a different thing. Of this I am convinced. However this may be, my readiness to do the one induced in some of my angling friends the belief that I could do the other. They insisted that I try - and this book is the result. My experience in preparing these pages has filled me with the profoundest respect for those persons who may be truthfully characterised as authors. I began the work with a good deal of timidity, and, as it now appears to me, considerable temerity. After completing the task to the best of my ability I submitted the manuscript to some of my credulous friends. Strange to say, after reading it, even then they insisted that I publish it. By this decision it seems to me they proved two things - their friendship for me and their absolute unfitness to be literary critics. Even so, under thier instruction and guidance, the book is presented to the angling public with the hope that it may find some samll favour among them".G.M.L.L. May, 1914. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE DRY FLY AND FAST WATER
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publication Date: 1926
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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