Author: Darrel Martin

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The Fly-Fisher's Craft - The Art and History

The Fly-Fisher's Craft
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781510703643
  • Release: 2016-03-15
  • Author: Darrel Martin
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Non-fiction
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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An illustrated guide to historical and modern flies, hooks, lines, and loop rods.

Whether looking for a back-to-basics approach to fly-tying or a better understanding of its history, 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 color photographs throughout. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, such as:

Tying in antiquity

Fly design

Personal patterns

Hooks and lines


And much more!

In a newly augmented 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 a complete source for the fly-tier.