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Synthetic Flies

By: Betts, John

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Fair Haven, NJ, Self Published: 1980

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: U02202

Condition: Very Good


(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... View more info

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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

By: Betts, John

Price: $134.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2007

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00108

ISBN: 1571884114

Condition: As New


(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... View more info

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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

By: Betts, John

Price: $58.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Thus, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00169

ISBN: 1571884114

Condition: As New


(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... View more info

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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

By: Betts, John

Price: $334.95

Publisher: Denver, CO, Self-Published: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00170

Condition: Near Fine


(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 ... View more info

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Reels and Making Them

By: Betts, John

Price: $78.95

Publisher: Groton, MA, Reel Lines Press: 2011

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01062

ISBN: 1936702169

Condition: Near Fine


(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 bu... View more info

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Synthetic Flies; Flies with an 'Edited Hackle'; & Catch the Hatch

By: Betts, John

Price: $78.95

Publisher: Croton, MA, Reel Lines Press: 2012

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01145

ISBN: 1936702401

Condition: As New


(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 mater... View more info

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Remarques

By: Betts, John

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Croton, MA, Reel Lines Press: 2013

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: AB01146

ISBN: 1936702282

Condition: As New


(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 recogn... View more info