Stock Image

Nymphs Volume I: The Mayflies: The Major Species

Schwiebert, Ernest

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 159228499X / ISBN 13: 9781592284993
Published by Lyons Press, New York, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Fireside Angler (Smithtown, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 2, 2014 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 60.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

672 pp. Volume I For the fly fisher seeking to catch more and bigger trout, fishing nymphs--patterns that mimic the larval stage of mayflies--can be a surefire approach. Nymphs: The Mayflies, the first volume in a totally revised edition of the 1973 original, is the singular authority on identifying the myriad species of mayfly larvae and tying imitations that will attract trout all across the country. Author Ernest G. Schwiebert spent the last fifty years of his life traveling, fishing, and gathering information on scores of mayfly species across the country. The 1973 edition of Nymphs set forth his initial findings. Now in this wholly revised and expanded form, Schwiebert's last work offers the reader exacting details of every major mayfly species for the sake of identification, along with recipes for dozens of fly patterns to imitate them. This new edition also contains numerous stories and anecdotes from Schwiebert's travels, some never set down in writing before, that further add to the understanding of how to choose, cast, and fish nymphs, and life. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 450020

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Nymphs Volume I: The Mayflies: The Major ...

Publisher: Lyons Press, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

Volume I
For the fly fisher seeking to catch more and bigger trout, fishing nymphs--patterns that mimic the larval stage of mayflies--can be a surefire approach. Nymphs: The Mayflies, the first volume in a totally revised edition of the 1973 original, is the singular authority on identifying the myriad species of mayfly larvae and tying imitations that will attract trout all across the country.

Author Ernest G. Schwiebert spent the last fifty years of his life traveling, fishing, and gathering information on scores of mayfly species across the country. The 1973 edition of Nymphs set forth his initial findings. Now in this wholly revised and expanded form, Schwiebert's last work offers the reader exacting details of every major mayfly species for the sake of identification, along with recipes for dozens of fly patterns to imitate them.

This new edition also contains numerous stories and anecdotes from Schwiebert's travels, some never set down in writing before, that further add to the understanding of how to choose, cast, and fish nymphs, and
life.

From the Back Cover:

“Ernest Schwiebert was one of the most influential anglers of his time, bringing fluid prose and scientific precision to the knotty problems of enticing trout with artificial flies. Now a new generation can experience the Schwiebert touch as he adds still greater dimension to the art of nymph fishing.”
―John Merwin, Fishing Editor, Field & Stream
“Ernie Schwiebert, or simply Ernie, or ‘Ernesto’ as he was known to the fly-fishing fraternity, was a larger-than-life character who set his stamp on fly fishing forever. This two-volume work, revised upward from the original one-volume Nymphs, is an example of why. Quietly, Ernie spent the 33 intervening years since the 1973 original publication researching this, its successor. A classic over-achiever with doctorate and post doctorate degrees, Ernie devoted his life to pursuing the roots and truths of beauty in every form, from architecture to art, wine, history, philosophy, literature and his first and foremost love―fly fishing. From the age of ten he was the quintessential hatch matcher and Nymphs is his crowning achievement in that art/science genre. Nymphs sets Ernie's new standard: one that will never be exceeded in fly-fishing literature. It was my great good fortune to have worked with him. Hail, Ernesto!”―John Randolph, Editor, Fly Fisherman
“When you read one of Ernie Schwiebert’s books you get taken on a journey. Rather than reading an instruction manual, you go to Iceland or Ireland or the Nerversink. You learn about the history of our famous rivers and about the culture that surrounds them. You are on the river with Schwiebert, hearing the sounds and smelling the aromas of a trout stream in June. And you get a glimpse into the true genius of a man who could not only figure out the mysteries of subsurface
feeding, but could also invent the pattern to match it, and draw the natural with spectacular beauty. I’ve had thousands of hours of pleasure with the original Nymphs over the past thirty years. To have a new and updated version with a whole world of new adventures is going to make this book valuable well into the 21st century.”―Tom Rosenbauer, author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide
About the original, 1973 edition:
“Few books in the entire history of fishing literature have constituted such a startling advance. Nymphs now seems to me to stand alone as the most accomplished solo writer-artist contribution to fly-fishing literature. With words and art, this book opened the eyes of the next two generations of fly fishers.”
―Paul Schullery, author of American Fly Fishing: A History

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Fireside Angler "Books for The Angling Sport" and More... Selling books since before 1976 and on ABEbooks since at least 1998. Member, IOBA

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

A digital photo of this or any book is available on request.

All items are offered subject to prior sale.

All Major Credit Cards, Checks, & Money Orders accepted.

    Fireside Angler

"Books For the Angling Sport"
589 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Smithtown, NY 11787-4309 USA
01 (631) 360-3636 PH
01 (631) 360-0550 FAX

http://www.firesideangler.com


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG.

ABE keeps 13.5% of the shipping charges in fees & commissions!

International Orders: Feel free to contact us for EXACT rate on a particular book; we may be able to reduce on smaller or normal sized books.

In certain instances, we may reduce the shipping charges or upgrade the delivery method without prior notification. We try to avoid it, but oversize books may require extra shipping charges. The default one size fits all ABE shipping matrix does not properly reflect USPS Mail rates which are based on weight & distance. Shipping charges may be readjusted with prior notification and your approval. For exact shipping rates on a particular book, visit us at our web site: www.FiresideAngler.com, or contact us.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Bank/Wire Transfer