OGDEN ON FLY TYING, ETC. [By James Ogden].

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OGDEN ON FLY TYING, ETC. [By James Ogden].

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Author Ogden (James). (1803-1880).
Book Code 46610
Book Description Mint in book-box. An un-numbered out-of-series copy from the de luxe edition of 55 copies each with an Ogden's Fancy fly tied by Annie Douglas set inside the front board.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1995
Publisher The Flyfisher's Classic Library.
Place Bovey Tracey.
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(1879) 1995 new edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Ppxvi,89. B/w illustrations. Fully bound in leather, marbled end-papers, silk marker, book box. Actual fly inset in front.

A good opportunity to obtain Ogden's scarce book. Published in 1879, this book is a small milestone in the history of fly fishing, almost certainly produced by James Ogden himself. Ogden fished with his father in Derbyshire, later coming south to Cheltenham where he perfected a practical method of dry-fly fishing. In this trail-blazing book he proposes the separation between any-method fishing and fly fishing. The hub of this book is the description of Ogden's method with the floating fly, which he claims to have invented 40 years before his book was published. This de luxe edition, each with an actual Ogden's fancy fly tied by Annie Douglas, is limited to 55 numbered copies and includes a new introduction by David Burnett. Fully bound in tan highland kid with raised bands, gold blocking, gilt edges, hand marbled endpapers, buckram presentation box lined with champagne moire silk.