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Building Classic Salmon Flies

By: Alcott, Ron

Price: $224.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2004

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00434

ISBN: 157188341X

Condition: As New


(Description) One of 130 Signed/Numbered copies of this title. Only slight bumps to corners. View more info

The Sportsman In Ireland: With His Summer Route Through The Highlands Of Scotland

By: Allan, Bob Robert

Price: $424.95

Publisher: London, England, Henry Colburn: 1840

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: C2280

Condition: Poor


(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. View more info

Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing

By: Bates, Joseph D. Jr.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: U02200

ISBN: 0811701808

Condition: Very Good+


{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 ha... View more info

The Atlantic Salmon Treasury

By: Bates, Joseph D. Jr. (Ed.)

Price: $194.95

Publisher: Montreal, Atlantic Salmon Assoc.: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Editor

Seller ID: U02199

Condition: Very Good


(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 bu... View more info

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Innovative Flies and Techniques

By: Beatty, Al & Gretchen

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00012

ISBN: 1571883495

Condition: As New


(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 ... View more info

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Fly Fishing the Best Rivers of Patagonia

By: Bedeschi, Francisco

Price: $349.95

Publisher: Buenos Aires, South End Publishing: 2004

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: AB00502

ISBN: 9872192707

Condition: Near Fine


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 guide... View more info

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Bamboo Rod Making: Making Split Bamboo Bait Casting Rods from Finished Blanks

By: Bell, Don A.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, The Whitefish Press: 2012

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: AB01159

ISBN: 1936702339

Condition: As New


(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 t... View more info

With Fly, Plug and Bait

By: Bergman, Ray

Price: $399.95

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow & Company: 1947

Edition: Ltd. Ed #7 of 249

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: U01229

Condition: Very Good


(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. View more info

Trout

By: Bergman, Ray

Price: $824.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The Penn Publishing Co: 1938

Edition: Ltd. Ed #141 of 149

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: U01231

Condition: Very Good


(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'. View more info

Production Fly Tying: A Collection of Ideas, Notions, Hints, & Variations on the Techniques of Fly Tying

By: Best, A. K.

Price: $194.95

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Pruett Publishing Co: 1989

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00134

ISBN: 0871087812

Condition: Fine


(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... View more info

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Production Fly Tying: A Collection of Ideas, Notions, Hints, & Variations on the Techniques of Fly Tying

By: Best, A. K.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Pruett Publishing Co: 1989

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Inscribed by the Author

Seller ID: U00587

ISBN: 0871087812

Condition: As New


(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 p... View more info

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Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer

By: Best, A. K.

Price: $224.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00334

ISBN: 1585743399

Condition: As New


(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... View more info

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: $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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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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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

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By A Thread: A Retrospective 0n Women and Fly Tying

By: Block, Erin

Price: $54.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, The Whitefish Press: 2016

Edition: Ltd. Ed. Of 100 copies

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01468

ISBN: 1945565004

Condition: Near Fine


(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 lege... View more info

Designing Trout Flies

By: Borger, Gary A.

Price: $274.95

Publisher: Wausau, WI, Tomorrow River Press: 1991

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00976

ISBN: 0962839221

Condition: As new


{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 p... View more info