THE SALMON FLIES OF JAMES HARPER: PROPRIETOR OF WILLIAM BROWN FISHING TACKLE, ABERDEEN, 1901-1945. By Colin Innes. Angling Monographs Series Volume Seven.

THE SALMON FLIES OF JAMES HARPER: PROPRIETOR OF WILLIAM BROWN FISHING TACKLE, ABERDEEN, 1901-1945. By Colin Innes. Angling Monographs Series Volume Seven.
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Author Innes (Colin).
Book Code 42464
ISBN 9781904784784
Book Description Mint new copy. Signed by the author.

2017 1st edition. 8vo (165 x 242mm). Pp300. Colour and b/w photographs, illustrations. Pictorial card covers with flaps. Edition limited to 550 numbered copies, each signed by the author.
Book Cover Paperback
Published Date 2017
Publisher Coch-y-Bonddu Books Angling Monographs Series.
Place Machynlleth, Powys.
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James Harper was the proprietor of the famous fishing tackle firm of William Brown of Aberdeen from 1901 to 1945, and during this time he kept detailed records of the 200 or so salmon fly patterns that the firm produced. The patterns come from many sources, some are well-known, some are variants of known patterns, some have previously only been known by their name, and some never been heard of before. The collection is particularly strong on Spey and Irish flies. In this book Colin Innes sets the scene with a tale of how the pattern list was "re-discovered, then goes on to give an entertaining and sometimes surprising history of the firm of William Brown and it's owners before revealing the list of patterns. Where possible the fly patterns have been illustrated with original vintage flies and cross-referenced with period books and tackle catalogues.

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