1976 1st edition. 8vo (139 x 208mm). Ppxviii,142. B/w photographs, illustrations. Cloth-backed boards.
"The year is divided into two seasons - the season for tying flies, and the season for angling with them. Sam Slaymaker, ...discusses the four basic types of fly - streamer, wet fly and nymph, dry fly, and terrestrial - from the point of view of both the storyteller, who has tied the fly and fished it with great results, and of the instructor, who has taught legions of fly fishermen how to tie the fly."