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The Essential Fly Tier.

LEONARD, J. Edson.

ISBN 10: 0132861208 / ISBN 13: 9780132861205
Published by Prentice-Hall Inc. [1976], 1976
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Small 4to. Dark green cloth with ilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 262pp. Numerous line drawings (2 color foldouts). Near fine/near fine. Tight, handsome first edition. Ownership name/ address inkstamp on front flyleaf of, appropriately, a fish and game warden. Bookseller Inventory # 36001

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Title: The Essential Fly Tier.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc. [1976]

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In THE ESSENTIAL FLY TIER, renowned author, illustrator, tying instructor, and fly-fishing authority J. Edson Leonard cuts clean through the fog of irrelevance that so often surrounds the art of fly tying and comes straight to the point: creating flies that will actually catch fish.
Starting with the basics, the author thoroughly covers fishhooks and the relative merits of the various points, bends, barbs, and styles for different types of fishing and all species of gamefish. He also covers equipment for the tier's bench, including vises, tools, and materials, with an in-depth discussion of fly-tying nomenclature and the fundamentals of the tying art.
Leonard then delves into the rich area of specific flies for specific fish. He offers dozens of patterns and tying instructions for drys, wets, nymphs, and streamers for catching trout, steelhead, salmon, bass, panfish, shad, pike, and all saltwater gamefish.
Beginners and advanced tiers alike will enjoy the unique features of Leonard's approach. Besides covering the standard flies, he also develops a theory of pattern selection that enables the reader to construct new and original ties from a synthesis of the time-tested basics.
Broad in scope, rich in detail, and beautifully illustrated by the author, THE ESSENTIAL FLY TIER is a classic book no fly fisher can afford to miss.

About the Author:

J. EDSON LEONARD is the author of the angling classic Flies, as well as Fly Rod Casting, Bait Rod Casting, and Feather in the Breeze. He is also a former contributing editor to Field & Stream magazine. He lives in Rhode Island.

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