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Streamcraft - An Angling Manual

George Holden

Published by Cullen Press
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Title: Streamcraft - An Angling Manual

Publisher: Cullen Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback


Paperback. 286 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.9in.Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781444697780

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Synopsis: This volume contains a comprehensive guide to streamcraft, being a complete and detailed manual for the angling enthusiast. The information this book offers includes: how to care for your rod, line and reel; how properly to rig your rod and arrange your cast; how best to select your lure and to use it; how to describe the artificial fly which you have seen or used successfully; how to identify at least the most prevalent natural insects along and on the water; and how to dress the artificials in imitation thereof. Complete with concise information and a plethora of useful illustrations, this text is a must-have for the novice angler, and it makes for a great addition to collections of angling literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Selection, Care, and Rigging of the Rod'; 'The Art of Casting'; 'Trout Habits ? Lures and their Use, Including Some Stream Entomology'; 'The Angler's Flies and How to Tie Them', and 'Description of Trout-Fly Patterns'. This text is being republished now complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.

About the Author: Dr. George Parker Holden was a luminary of the American angling world in the early twentieth century, who wrote the angling manual ""Streamcraft"" in 1919 and numerous articles for the Angler's Club of New York Bulletin. His milestone book from 1920, ""The Idyl of the Split-Bamboo,"" is credited with starting the home rodbuilding movement.

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