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A Trout's Best Friend
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Ribbons of Blue
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Bache Hamilton Brown: The Father of Spin Fishing in America , Halver, Robert
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Keep the Faith
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Wigwam: The Oldest Fishing Club in the State of Colorado…
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Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout & Salmon Flies, Hilyard, Graydon; Hilyard, Leslie
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Tommy Brayshaw: The Ardent Angler-Artist
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A Man of Some Importance: The Life of Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown, Metcalfe, E. Bennett
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1 Barnes, Antrim Pat; Shors, DavidRibbons of Blue; 156037120X / 9781560371205, Used Book
1997 Helena Independent Record; Ltd. Ed. #68 of 132Signed by the Editor
Very Good 8vo Hardcover, No Jacket, as Issued
(Description) Previous owner name penned in at front, else like new., U02395. 
Price: 94.95 USD
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Howells: The Bamboo Fly Rods & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells, Beelart, Joseph
2 Beelart, JosephHowells: The Bamboo Fly Rods & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells; 193670255X / 9781936702558, New Book
2013 Whitefish Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 4to Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) Light bump to corner from shipping, esle new and unread! ***(Synopsis) Howells was an intensely private individual, and he valued his privacy most highly during his fishing sojourns. He once wrote, “I hide in the bushes so my customers can't find me …” Howells was also very secretive about his building techniques; but, with a limited group of rod builders, he willingly shared ideas. Thus, Howells craft lives on. In this, the first full biography written on Howells, author Joseph H. Beelart Jr. has tapped into archives, private letters, and unpublished material to craft a moving portrait of a true American artist. We’ve always had Howells rods; now we have the story behind the rods. Howells left us five logbooks, 2,000 letters, 1,000 photographs, as well as boxes of shop receipts, cancelled checks and the like. He was a man who devoted his life to all aspects of the sport of fly fishing. But the personal price he paid for pursuing his love of fly fishing was heavy and his time with us was short. No longer able to fish, less than three years after stepping from his shop, he died, alone, AB01229. 
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Howells: The Bamboo Fly Rods & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells, Beelart, Joseph
3 Beelart, JosephHowells: The Bamboo Fly Rods & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells; 193670255X / 9781936702558, New Book
2013 Whitefish Press; Ltd. Ed. of 100Signed by the Author
Near Fine 4to - (9¾ - 12 tall) Hardcover, in Slipcase
Discounts not applicable for this book. (Description) Two volume set in slipcase containing signed and numbered 'Howells: The Bamboo Fly Rods & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells' Limited Edition biography and matching signed and numbered 'The Letters & Correspondence of Gary H. Howells'. The companion Letters volume will not be republished in any form, it is only available through the Limited Edition Two Volume Set. Both volumes cloth bound with highlights. Only blemish is slight bump at spine end, else as new and unread! ***(Synopsis) Howells was an intensely private individual, and he valued his privacy most highly during his fishing sojourns. He once wrote, “I hide in the bushes so my customers can't find me …” Howells was also very secretive about his building techniques; but, with a limited group of rod builders, he willingly shared ideas. Thus, Howells craft lives on. In this, the first full biography written on Howells, author Joseph H. Beelart Jr. has tapped into archives, private letters, and unpublished material to craft a moving portrait of a true American artist. We’ve always had Howells rods; now we have the story behind the rods. Howells left us five logbooks, 2,000 letters, 1,000 photographs, as well as boxes of shop receipts, cancelled checks and the like. He was a man who devoted his life to all aspects of the sport of fly fishing. But the personal price he paid for pursuing his love of fly fishing was heavy and his time with us was short. No longer able to fish, less than three years after stepping from his shop, he died, alone, AB01395. 
Price: 389.95 USD
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Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies, Black, William C.
4 Black, William C.Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies; 0826347959 / 9780826347954, New Book
2010 Univ. of New Mexico Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Softcover, 
(Description) Brand new unread, clean and tight. *** (Synopsis) There is evidence that men have been fooling fish with fake flies for over 700 years, possibly much longer, going back to China and Macedonia and Rome. The first fly-fishing book, written in the early years of the fifteenth century but not published until 1496, was for many years attributed to Dame Juliana Berners, an English nun born some years before that. Subsequent evidence shows that she may not have been the author of the Treatise of Fishing with an Angle. The true author is unknown, but the dictates of the book have lived on ever since in the ever-present activity of fly-fishing's devotees. Black gathers the stories of numerous historical characters, many of them English aristocrats, who have adhered to the traditional requirement that flies should be modeled on the flying insects that land on the water's surface, rather than nymphs, the immature form of the floating insect. Gentlemen only fished for rising fish lured by a fleeting food source. While both techniques are now equally fascinating to gentlemen (and ladies), the debate between those who prefer dry flies to wet continues to this day., AB00886. 
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5 Douglas, William O.Of Men and Mountains; Used Book
1990 Chronicle Books; 1st Ed, Ltr Printing
Very Good 8vo Softcover, 
(Description) Gift inscription to Syl Nemes., SNC064. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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6 Haig-Brown, ValerieDeep Currents; 1551431084 / 9781551431086, New Book
1997 Orca Book Publishers; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
As New 8vo Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Synopsis) A biography of the famous writer of fishing and children's books and his wife - written by their eldest daughter, drawing on personal diaries, letters and reminiscences., AB00521. 
Price: 31.95 USD
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Bache Hamilton Brown: The Father of Spin Fishing in America , Halver, Robert
7 Halver, RobertBache Hamilton Brown: The Father of Spin Fishing in America ; 1945565055 / 9781945565052, New Book
2017 Whitefish Press; Ltd. Ed. of 50 copiesSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) Bache Hamilton Brown was the father of spin fishing in America, the country’s first importer, manufacturer, and promoter of a style of angling that has become the dominant form of fishing in this country. He was one of the most important people in our country’s fishing history, even if he does not always get the recognition that he deserves. Here, for the first time, Robert Halver details the life and career of this important figure, from his childhood in Europe and America to his discovery of spin fishing in the 1920s to the formation of the first spin tackle company in the nation’s history to the design and manufacture of the first American spinning reel. He was widely acknowledged as THE spinning expert during his lifetime. The book is divided into three sections: the first covers his introduction and promotion of spin fishing in America, from 1935-1955. The second contains the detailed history of Bach H. Brown fishing tackle, including the first spinning reels made in America (Bache Brown Luxor), his Airex Equip. Corp. tackle, and finally his Ariex/Div. of Lionel tackle. Finally, there are detailed appendices including his entire 1949 daily fishing diary, some of his writings on spin fishing, detailed biographical information on his family, and a collection of original letters to and from Brown., AB01484. 
Price: 84.95 USD
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8 Hills, John WallerRiver Keeper: The Life of William James Lunn; Used Book
1947 Geoffrey Bles; Reprint Edition
Good 8vo Hardcover, Missing DJ
(Description) Moderate wear and fading to spine, with previous owner (Syl Nemes) name written in., SNC120. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout & Salmon Flies, Hilyard, Graydon; Hilyard, Leslie
9 Hilyard, Graydon; Hilyard, LeslieCarrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout & Salmon Flies; 0811703533 / 9780811703536, New Book
2000 Stackpole Books; 1st Ed, Ltr Printing
Near Fine 4to Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) Fly-tying legend Carrie Stevens of Upper Dam, Maine, created some of the most beautiful & enduring streamer patterns ever devised, including the Gray Ghost. This long-awaited book on her life & work includes never-before published color plates of original patterns, many of which were not known to exist, along with a biography illustrated with photos. Section on Carrie's technique, with dressings from over 100 streamers. Both a biography and a guide to the Stevens tying method. 85 color photos, 85 Black & White photos; 184 pgs., AB01463. 
Price: 67.95 USD
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Eight Points of Light, Johnson Jr., Victor R.
10 Johnson Jr., Victor R.Eight Points of Light; 0974053155 / 9780974053158, New Book
2013 EP Press; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
As New 4to Softcover, 
(Synopsis) Chronicles the lives of eight people that changed fly fishing and never got the credit they deserved for their efforts. Included are Theo Bakelaar, Art Nuemann, Tom Whiting, Jim Green, Hal Janssen, Myron Gregory, Dick Posey, and Pudge Kleinkauf. In addition to the book, this copy includes the DVD that contains audio and/or video on each of the eight people., AB01399. 
Price: 26.95 USD
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Art Flick; Catskill Legend, Keckeissen, Roger
11 Keckeissen, RogerArt Flick; Catskill Legend; 0944439608 / 9780944439609, New Book
2014 Grey Fox Variant, LLC; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
As New 4to Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) Later in life Art Flick would become known as the Sage of the Schoharie, the stream which flowed but a few miles from his family’s and later his, Westkill Tavern. Early on, like everyone else, he drowned worms in the local waters. But after learning about fly fishing, he evolved into one of the most sophisticated dry fly anglers in the American lexicon of such fishers and makers of flies, a passion culminating in his Streamside Guide, first published in 1947 by Putnam, a thin but valuable work which would become one of the most popular, best selling fishing books of all time. His legacy is simplicity, informed through careful observation, pointing out you needed only a very small well selected number of flies, and that going astream vest bulging with boxes filled with hundreds of them was not unlike driving from New York City to West Kill for a long weekend with four steamer trunks strapped to the top of the car filled with fifty changes of clothing including not only casual wear, but a number of business suits, black and white tuxedos, and a couple of clown outfits for comic relief. Art was revered by every great fisherman of his day, chief among them Ray Camp, outdoor columnist for the New York Times. Born in 1904, and passing on in 1985, Art’s run of fame spanned forty-five years, but even today, there is no one who dry fly fishes for trout who does not hold him in high esteem., AB01398. 
Price: 38.95 USD
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12 Lilly, Bud; Schullery, PaulA Trout's Best Friend; 0871087448 / 9780871087447, Used Book
1988 Pruett Publishing Co; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Very Good+ 8vo Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) Mildest edgewear to spine ends, else a like-new book., SNC175. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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13 Lilly, Bud; Schullery, PaulA Trout's Best Friend; 0871087448 / 9780871087447, Used Book
1988 Pruett Publishing Co; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Very Good 8vo Hardcover, in Very Good+ DJ
(Description) Previous owner name penned in at front, else like new., U02404. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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14 Mack, ErnestKeep the Faith; Used Book
1998 Self-Published; Ltd. Ed. #9 of 50Signed by the Author
Very Good 8vo Hardcover, in Slipcase
(Description) Previous owner name penned in at front cover. Signed and numbered by the Author. The Biography of a Nevada Brain Surgeon and Avid Fisherman, U02289. 
Price: 199.95 USD
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A Man of Some Importance: The Life of Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown, Metcalfe, E. Bennett
15 Metcalfe, E. BennettA Man of Some Importance: The Life of Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown; 0921063016 / 9780921063018, Used Book
1985 James W. Wood Publishing; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Very Good 8vo Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) Light scuffs to unclipped jacket, else nearly like new., U01784. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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16 Mumey, NolieWigwam: The Oldest Fishing Club in the State of Colorado…; Used Book
1969 Johnson Publishing; Ltd. Ed. #229 of 350Signed by the Author
Very Good+ 8vo - (7¾ - 9¾ tall) Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Previous owner name penned in at front cover. Light edgewear. Illustrated by photographs and some color plates by David Whitlock. Includes slim volume of poetry in rear pocket., U02287. 
Price: 194.95 USD
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Hugh Falkus; A Life on the Edge, Newton, Chris
17 Newton, ChrisHugh Falkus; A Life on the Edge; 1899600736 / 9781899600731, New Book
2007 Medlar Press; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
As New 8vo - (7¾ - 9¾ tall) Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Synopsis) Hugh Falkus was a gifted and passionate writer, a compelling broadcaster and a mesmerising storyteller, as well as an inspiration to generations of anglers. His seminal work, Sea Trout Fishing - A Guide to Success firmly established him as the father of modern sea-trout fishing. Falkus's achievements were many and varied. He was a daring and highly competitive yachtsman, an outstanding sportsman and a talented actor, playwright and producer. A Life on the Edge tells the Hugh Falkus story for the first time, exploring his life, his works and his legacy and examining what made Falkus the man he was., AB01442. 
Price: 69.95 USD
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18 Nova, CraigBrook Trout and the Writing Life; 1558219749 / 9781558219748, New Book
1999 The Lyons Press; Advance Uncorrected Proof
Near Fine 8vo Softcover, 
(Synopsis) BROOK TROUT And The WRITING LIFE is an autobiography in which the essential way of giving thanks and of appreciating life is through fishing. From the first brook trout the author catches to the most recent, this book is a paean to the beauty of the fish, AB00716. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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19 Read, StanleyTommy Brayshaw: The Ardent Angler-Artist; 0774800895 / 9780774800891, Used Book
1977 University of British Columbia; Ltd. ED. #1603 of 2000
Very Good+ 8vo Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Slightest scuffs to corners., U01815. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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20 Ritz, CharlesA Flyfisher's Life; Used Book
1960 Henry Holt & Co; 1st US Edition
Good 4to Hardcover, in Poor DJ
(Description) Moderate edgewear, and at least one page with pencil notes in the margin. Unclipped jacket is missing the entire spine, and remainder has much edgewear and tearing, but now held together in a mylar cover., SNC223. 
Price: 47.95 USD
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