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Fly-Fisher's Craft : The Art and History: Augmented Edition (Hardcover) (Darrel Martin)
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An informative modern classic for every fly-tier’s library.Whether they are looking for a back-to-basics approach to fly-tying or a better understanding of the history of the sport,The Fly-Fisher’s Craft is the perfect volume to educate the curious angler as well as to provide tips of the trade. A detailed history of fly-tying and historical flies are coupled with the author’s personal modern fly patterns, satisfying the fisher’s desire for the pastoral and practical.In The Fly-Fisher’s Craft, experienced outdoors writer Darrel Martin provides thoroughly researched history and careful instruction accompanied by amazing color photographs throughout. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, such as:Tying in antiquityFly designPersonal patternsHooks and linesLoop-rodsAnd much more!In a newly updated edition, new readers will have the chance to discover the roots of fly-fishing and fly-tying from antiquity up through the modern era. With forewords by Ted Leeson and by John Betts, both respected angling authors, this book is the complete source for the fly-fisherman.