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Building Classic Salmon Flies, Alcott, Ron
1 Alcott, RonBuilding Classic Salmon Flies; 157188341X / 9781571883414, New Book
2004 Frank Amato Publications; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
As New 8vo Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Description) One of 130 Signed/Numbered copies of this title. Only slight bumps to corners., AB00434. 
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2 Allan, Bob RobertThe Sportsman In Ireland: With His Summer Route Through The Highlands Of Scotland
1840 Henry Colburn; 1st Edition
Poor 8vo Hardcover, Missing DJ
(Description) Significant wear to boards. Front board of volume 1 has completely separated from the rest of the volume. Bother covers and spine cloth have separated from signatures ofvolume 2. The books will need to be re-bound professionally. Foxing to interior pages, but remain tightly sewn together., C2280. 
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3 Bates, Joseph D. Jr.Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing; 0811701808 / 9780811701808, Used Book
1970 Stackpole Books; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
Very Good+ 8vo Hardcover, in Slipcase
{Website discounts not valid on this title, please call if other books are being ordered with a discount code} (Description) Number 237 of a Limited Edition of 600 Signed/Numbered copies. Quarter bound in cloth with gilt lettering and highlights, housed in original blue slipcase. Several color plates, including one pasted to slipcase front. Book in excellent condition save for some moderate stains to the spine and a tape mark on the title page. Slipcase edgeworn and has small spots on front, else a nice copy of this limited edition!, U02200. 
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4 Bates, Joseph D. Jr. (Ed.)The Atlantic Salmon Treasury; Used Book
1975 Atlantic Salmon Assoc.; Limited EditionSigned by the Editor
Very Good 8vo Full-Leather, in Good+ DJ
(Synopsis) Privately printed by The Atlantic Salmon Association in an edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies, this being #28. Signed by Joseph Bates. Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt, all housed in a slipcase with title block pastedown on the front. Half-title page has separated about two inches from the top, seemingly due to an original binding error, and previous owner has inscribed same page, else book is in excellent condition. Slipcase lightly bumped at top left corner, else also in very good condition. *** (Synopsis) THE ATLANTIC SALMON TREASURY: commemorates twenty-five years of publication of The Atlantic Salmon Journal. During these two and a half decades scores of expert angling authorities and eminent scientists and historians have contributed valuable material to the publication's approximately one hundred issues., U02199. 
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Innovative Flies and Techniques, Beatty, Al & Gretchen
5 Beatty, Al & GretchenInnovative Flies and Techniques; 1571883495 / 9781571883490, New Book
2005 Frank Amato Publications; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
As New 4to Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Description) Limited Edition of 125 Signed/Numbered copies. While working on The Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Pattern Encyclopedia it quickly became clear to the Beattys that another book was necessary. Many of the flies in the Encyclopedia were worthy of more than just a fly plate and dressing, so they are included in this book with step-by-step photos and descriptions. They've also included many new flies, but each is included for the same reasons: the pattern is an innovative design, a simple but effective idea, or makes improvements on an existing fly. This book is so much more than a fly pattern book, it's full of many creative and innovative ideas for creating productive fishing flies., AB00012. 
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Fly Fishing the Best Rivers of Patagonia, Bedeschi, Francisco
6 Bedeschi, FranciscoFly Fishing the Best Rivers of Patagonia; 9872192707 / 9789872192709, New Book
2004 South End Publishing; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Near Fine Folio Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
Also housed in cardstock slipcase. *** (Synopsis) With stunning photography, the author meticulously goes through most rivers in the Argentinean Patagonia, describing each in moderate detail and showing you a wealth of pictures from each destination. It covers traditional trout fishing for brownies and rainbows as well as fishing for the larger sea run steelhead and sea trout for which Patagonia is probably most famed. The text is written by different knowledgeable guides from each region or river and is printed in both Spanish and English. It is not a where-to guidebook as such, and does not list facilities, lodges, guides or similar information in detail for each river, but it does have an extensive list of contact information in the back. Considering the potential difficulty of getting this information through other channels and the distance from most of us to Argentina, this information is very valuable., AB00502. 
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Bamboo Rod Making: Making Split Bamboo Bait Casting Rods from Finished Blanks, Bell, Don A.
7 Bell, Don A.Bamboo Rod Making: Making Split Bamboo Bait Casting Rods from Finished Blanks; 1936702339 / 9781936702336, New Book
2012 The Whitefish Press; Limited Edition
As New 8vo Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Limited to 100 Numbered copies. 7 x 5, small 8vo desktop sized. ***(Synopsis) In 1936, a rodmaker with thirty years of experience under his belt took out advertisements in the back of a number of sporting journals. His name was Don A. Bell, and he had just authored a book on rodmaking called Making Bamboo Rods. It was a book unique in the annals of rodmaking. Bell's book was not your ordinary rodmaker's work. Instead, it was an introductory work on one of the most overlooked of all the rodmaker's subjects: the split bamboo bait casting rod. In this work, Don A. Bell showed an appreciative Great Depression audience how to make a superb bait casting rod from a finished blank. With chapters on selecting bamboo, the parts of the two-piece casting rod, attaching the ferrules, winding, varnishing, rod staining, and even determining the weight and length of rods, it contains some charming descriptions of the rodmaker's art. With the text taken from the second updated edition, and with all of the original illustrations reproduced, this slender but elegant little volume may just teach you to appreciate the bamboo bait casting rod, and perhaps inspire you to make one yourself! It will certainly help you to better appreciate, understand, and identify the tell-tale sign of bamboo rods (both fly and bait casting) built by the techniques discussed in Bell's book. Long unavailable to even the most ardent collectors and book hounds, Bamboo Rod Making will now take its place on the shelf of students and historians of rodmaking. It will no longer be one of the forgotten rodmaking texts in history., AB01159. 
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8 Bergman, RayTrout; Used Book
1938 The Penn Publishing Co; Ltd. Ed #141 of 149Signed by the Author
Very Good 8vo Leather-bound, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Leather beginning to crack along spine edges and has moderate wear along the bottom edge. Small scratches to front and back, but gilt title, and highlights still intact and bright. Signature on limitation page says 'Yours truly, Ray Bergman'., U01231. 
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9 Bergman, RayWith Fly, Plug and Bait; Used Book
1947 William Morrow & Company; Ltd. Ed #7 of 249Signed by the Author
Very Good Leather-bound, Missing Slipcase
(Description) Dark green 3/4 leather bound with a raised bands on leather spine. Missing slipcase. Mild wear to edges, foxing beginning on page edges, spine remains tight. Interior clean. A nice copy of this scarce limited edition, though missing its original slipcase., U01229. 
Price: 399.95 USD
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Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer, Best, A. K.
10 Best, A. K.Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer; 1585743399 / 9781585743391, New Book
2002 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
As New 8vo Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Description) Signed by the Author WITH A FLY TIED BY THE AUTHOR TIPPED IN ADJACENT TO HIS SIGNATURE!!! *** (Synopsis) In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses: How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors; Why you may need a rotary vise; How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more; How to field dress flies to ensure a catch; Why the head is the most important part of a fly., AB00334. 
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11 Best, A. K.Production Fly Tying: A Collection of Ideas, Notions, Hints, & Variations on the Techniques of Fly Tying; 0871087812 / 9780871087812, New Book
1989 Pruett Publishing Co; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Fine 4to Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) A beuatiful copy of this title, in it's 1st printing, and even scarcer in that it is signed by the Author, AND John Gierach, who wrote the introduction (no inscriptions). PLUS, a fly tied by the author is tipped in on the title page. Very scarce!! *** (Synopsis) Every time you sit down at your vise intending to tie a couple of #16 Adams or #14 Hare's Ear Nymphs, you are about to become a production tier. And you are faced with the same problems as any other production and commercial tier. The only difference is that the commercial tier may sit down to tie twenty dozen #16 Adams. The point is, you are each going to tie one fly at a time, and you both want the second fly to look exactly like the first one. I'm going to tell you how to do that. If you are tying flies for your own needs, you are naturally interested in durability as well as in creating the most life-like simulation you can achieve given all the built-in restrictions of materials, etc. Commercial tiers have an even keener concern for both considerations, since their livelihood depends on sales and, more important, reorders. Both the commercial and noncommercial tier are concerned with one other important concern - time. Time is money to everyone., AB00134. 
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Production Fly Tying: A Collection of Ideas, Notions, Hints, & Variations on the Techniques of Fly Tying, Best, A. K.
12 Best, A. K.Production Fly Tying: A Collection of Ideas, Notions, Hints, & Variations on the Techniques of Fly Tying; 0871087812 / 9780871087812, Used Book
1989 Pruett Publishing Co; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingInscribed by the Author
As New 4to Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Book is inscribed by the author to a previous owner, otherwise a beautiful copy of this title, in it's 1st printing. *** (Synopsis) Every time you sit down at your vise intending to tie a couple of #16 Adams or #14 Hare's Ear Nymphs, you are about to become a production tier. And you are faced with the same problems as any other production and commercial tier. The only difference is that the commercial tier may sit down to tie twenty dozen #16 Adams. The point is, you are each going to tie one fly at a time, and you both want the second fly to look exactly like the first one. I'm going to tell you how to do that. If you are tying flies for your own needs, you are naturally interested in durability as well as in creating the most life-like simulation you can achieve given all the built-in restrictions of materials, etc. Commercial tiers have an even keener concern for both considerations, since their livelihood depends on sales and, more important, reorders. Both the commercial and noncommercial tier are concerned with one other important concern - time. Time is money to everyone., U00587. 
Price: 149.95 USD
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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, Betts, John
13 Betts, JohnMaking Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe; 1571884114 / 9781571884114, New Book
2007 Frank Amato Publications; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
As New 4to Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) One of the Signed/Numbered leatherbound limited edition of 150 copies of this book. Includes an original pencil drawing by the author dedicated to that particular volume. No two drawings are the same. Drawings are numbered matching the limitation number of the book, tipped in at the FFEP. *** (Synopsis) JOHN BETTS' MAKING STRIP-BUILT FLY Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, entirely hand wrought, is a landmark in our sport. It is, to be sure, about making rods of various woods. It is also an intricately woven commentary on the history of angling: its crafts, its theories, and its art, to say nothing of its implicit commentary on making books themselves. The book is a complex set of signs that fly fishing is not after all, nor does it have to be, just another market-driven industry as the young entreprenuers of angling today are so carelessly fond of calling., AB00108. 
Price: 134.95 USD
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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, Betts, John
14 Betts, JohnMaking Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe; New Book
2006 Self-Published; 1st EditionSigned by the Author
Near Fine 4to Spiral-bound Softcovercover, 
(Description) One of the approximately 100 true first edition copies of this book, spiral-bound and published by the Author in the years prior to the Frank Amato hardcover edition. *** (Synopsis) JOHN BETTS' MAKING STRIP-BUILT FLY Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, entirely hand wrought, is a landmark in our sport. It is, to be sure, about making rods of various woods. It is also an intricately woven commentary on the history of angling: its crafts, its theories, and its art, to say nothing of its implicit commentary on making books themselves. The book is a complex set of signs that fly fishing is not after all, nor does it have to be, just another market-driven industry as the young entreprenuers of angling today are so carelessly fond of calling., AB00170. 
Price: 334.95 USD
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Reels and Making Them, Betts, John
15 Betts, JohnReels and Making Them; 1936702169 / 9781936702169, New Book
2011 Reel Lines Press; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
Near Fine 4to Softcover, 
(Description) 450 handwritten pages with over 500 color photographs and illustrations. Limited to 100 signed and numbered copies with an original plate drawn by the Author for each book. ***(Synopsis) Contained within Reels & Making Them is a complete second book entitled Aerials, presenting John's innovative approach to hand-crafting the beautiful and highly functional Aerial reels originated by Henry Coxon in the late 19th century. John's minimalist approach to reel building is based on hand-working tools and techniques and does not require machine tools. The information on laying out complex parts and fabricating them with simple tools and the sections on making screws (including details on John's novel screw slotting jig) are practical and enlightening. In addition to the wealth of reelmaking information, Reels & Making Them also chronicles John's life as a fly tyer, angler and reelsmith. For instance, John recalls meeting famed reelmaker Ari Hart at an angling show in San Francisco, leading to a life-long friendship. Tales of John's childhood raising ducks and stories of fish and fishing will appeal to all anglers., AB01062. 
Price: 78.95 USD
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Remarques, Betts, John
16 Betts, JohnRemarques; 1936702282 / 9781936702282, New Book
2013 Reel Lines Press; Limited Edition
As New 12mo Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Remarques is limited to 100 un-numbered copies. The pages are a heavy natural paper that closely replicates the original. Foreword by Michael Hackney. (Small 5.25 x 5.25 volume) ***(Synopsis) Remarques celebrates the angling art of John Betts. The book showcases 102 original pencil drawings depicting angling scenes, trout, aquatic insects, and flies. Individually, each sketch tells a little tale; as a collection, they tell a captivating visual story recognized by every fly-fisher., AB01146. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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17 Betts, JohnSynthetic Flies; Used Book
1980 Self Published; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Very Good 4to Softcover, 
(Description) Cardstock cover is torn at the spine past the first of 2 staples. Also some minor soiling. ***(Synopsis) The flies in this series are the result of conscious and deliberate design. They were developed when the world around me was frozen solid. That the initial flies caught fish was coincident with and not a cause of the design. Normally fly design begins after a fly has failed to produce. In its simplest form it is called Changing Flies. In its most complex form it is called Inventing a new pattern. In either form it is always late. As a result I decided to make my approach from the standpoint of performance before the fly hit the water., U02202. 
Price: 129.95 USD
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Synthetic Flies; Flies with an 'Edited Hackle';  & Catch the Hatch, Betts, John
18 Betts, JohnSynthetic Flies; Flies with an 'Edited Hackle'; & Catch the Hatch; 1936702401 / 9781936702404, New Book
2012 Reel Lines Press; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
As New 4to Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Limited Edition of 100 individually signed, dated ('12) and numbered books, each featureing a unique remarque. ***(Synopsis) This book aspires to re-introduce three of John Betts' early works to a new generation of fly tiers and anglers. The originals were privately published and have become rare gems in fly tying literature. The three books re-published here are: Synthetic Flies (1980) explores the use of synthetic materials and introduces innovative materials along with tying and coloration techniques; Flies with an 'Edited Hackle' (1982) examines alternative materials and techniques to traditionally hackled dry flies; And Catch the Hatch was published as a stream-side guide to mayfly duns. Although reprinted here in gray scale, fly tiers will find the descriptions, sizes and coloration an invaluable aid to tying imitations., AB01145. 
Price: 78.95 USD
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By A Thread: A Retrospective 0n Women and Fly Tying, Block, Erin
19 Block, ErinBy A Thread: A Retrospective 0n Women and Fly Tying; 1945565004 / 9781945565007, New Book
2016 The Whitefish Press; Ltd. Ed. Of 100 copiesSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) Limited Edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the author on a bookplate inside front cover. ***(Synopsis) In this retrospective on women and fly tying author Erin Block uncovers a largely hidden side of fly fishing history. From the heart of the nineteenth century to the present, the work of fifteen famous fly tiers are outlined in this seminal work. From Carrie Frost, who built an empire on the Mississippi River, to Carrie Stevens, who built a legend in Maine, some of the most important names in fly angling are covered in detail. Portraits of famed commercial tiers like Elizabeth Greig, Winnie Dette, Mary Dette Clark (pictured above), Elsie Darbee, Helen Shaw, Megan Boyd, and Frances Stearns are included, along with modern tiers Cathy Beck, Sharon E. Wright, and April Vokey. And historical figures, from Dame Juliana Berners to the mysterious Elizabeth Benjamin to the legendary Mary Orvis Marbury get their just due. Block also solves one of the enduring mysteries in American fly fishing history — what ever happened to Sara Jane McBride, the famed fly tier who was also America’s first entomological fly angler? The book is illustrated throughout and includes a bonus chapter on the modern women tiers whose beautiful work is available in most fly shops and who continue a tradition of nearly two centuries of anonymously crafting quality flies., AB01468. 
Price: 54.95 USD
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20 Borger, Gary A.Designing Trout Flies; 0962839221 / 9780962839221, New Book
1991 Tomorrow River Press; Limited EditionSigned by the Author
As new 4to Hardcover, in Slipcase
{Website discounts not valid on this title, please call if other books are being ordered with a discount code} (Description) Limited Edition #78 of 450 copies, bound in full letherette and housed in matching slipcase. *** (Synopsis) Designing Trout Flies is a refreshingly new, idea book overflowing with practical information to help you recognize that just right fly - for both opportunistically and selectively feeding trout. In addition to a thorough discussion of the primary and secondary triggering characteristics of each of the fish's food organisms, Gary presents stimulating and highly informed discussions on material selection, tying procedures, and design concepts. The detailed descriptions, region by region, of the most used sizes and colors of flies to match the fish's food organisms are an invaluable aid to tying or buying the most effective imitations. The many illustrative anecdotes - drawn from Gary's 35 years of fly fishing - not only make the book fun to read but highly instructional as well. All of this in the clear, precise language that is Gary's trademark. Complementing and thoroughly illustrating the comprehensive text are 230 beautifully detailed drawings by Jason Borger. Sixteen pages of full-color photos show the flies larger than life size. The carefully designed layout and extensive index make access to the contents swift and simple., AB00976. 
Price: 274.95 USD
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