HOW TO TIE FLIES. By E.C. Gregg. The Barnes Dollar Sports Library.
1940 1st edition thus. 8vo (154 x 236mm). Ppxii,83. B/w photographs and taken a fish on a fly of your own making you have missed one of the great thrills of fishing. In this practical manual, the author, a recognized authority, describes the mehotds of construction used by the professional fly tier so that you can make your own flies in your own home". (Publisher's blurb). Chapters include: Introduction; Tools, hooks and materials - vice, pliers, scissors, hooks, quill bodies, herl bodies, hackles, tails, cheeks or shoulders, ribbing, wings, wax, tying silk; Bucktail streamers; Wet flies; Dry flies; Nymphs and their construction; Bass flies and feather streamers; Famous bucktail and feather streamers; Floating bugs and their construction, cork bodied bass bugs; Anglers' knots; My favourite flies; Standard dressings of 334 flies. This book is based on a booklet puclished by the author in 1935 which contained 24 pages of text and Standard Dressings of 334 Flies.
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|Book Description||Slightly bumped, browning to end-papers, half a dozen pages torn where formerly stuck together. Working copy only in chipped dust-wrapper.|