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The Classic Wet Fly Box

By: Valla, Mike

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, Whitefish Press: 2012

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01064

ISBN: 1936702177

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) One of a Signed/Numbered Limited Edition of 125 copies. As new hardcover in dustjacket. ***(Synopsis) A glimpse inside the Wet Fly Box of Mike Valla! The sequel to the critically acclaimed The Classic Dry Fly Box, this book is a love letter to the Classic Wet Fly. Join Mike as he takes a tour of the history of the classic wet fly, from the Abbey to the Zulu, with 98 other stops in between. From the popular to the obscure, Valla delves into the history of these marvelous flies, masterfully weaving quotes from Gordon, Cross, the Dettes, Bergman, and other legends with his own perso... View more info

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Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies

By: Valla, Mike

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Headwater Books: 2009

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: AB00464

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) The Catskills region of the eastern United States, just two hours northeast of New York City, was the birthplace for a uniquely American style of fly that continues to grace the bins of fly shops around the world. Mike Valla explores the essence of Catskill flies, delving into the history of the region's rivers, fly fishers, and fly tiers and blending their colorful histories with precise step-by-step tying methods. This book is essential for those not only interested in learning to tie the Catskill-style flies, but also those interested in the history of American fly fishing. Inclu... View more info

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Founding Flies: 43 American Masters, Their Patterns and Influences

By: Valla, Mike

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2013

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01216

ISBN: 0811708330

Condition: As New


(Description) Book as new in jacket that is lightly scuffed from shipping, else new and unread. Flat-signed by the Author on the Title Page. ***(Synopsis) The Founding Flies covers 43 American fly-tying masters, from Marbury to Marinaro, Gordon to Grant. Included are many color photos of the flies plus recipes for nearly 300 flies. An important historical record includes profiles of tiers around the country including Art Flick, Ray Bergman, Lee Wulff, Don Gapen, Len Halladay, André Puyans, Cal Bird, Lew Oatman, Dave Whitlock, and 34 more influential tiers. 304 pgs. View more info

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Tying the Founding Flies

By: Valla, Mike

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Headwater Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01335

ISBN: 0811714667

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) Fly fishing has a rich heritage of founding flies that revolutionized the sport, yet many of these classic flies have fallen out of use. In this follow-up to The Founding Flies, Mike Valla includes detailed instructions to help anglers tie and fish these historic, effective patterns. Features 21 classic fly patterns with step-by-step photo tutorials for tying them. Tips on the best way to fish the founding flies today. Includes a broad range of flies, from nymphs and streamers to dries and terrestrials. View more info

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Tying & Fishing Bucktails and Other Hair Wings

By: Valla, Mike

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01474

ISBN: 0811716767

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Very slight bumps at corners, otherwise would be As New. ***(Synopsis) The classic bucktails--Mickey Finn, Black Nose Dace--are some of the very first flies that anglers learn to tie, and they are the most well-traveled of all streamer types, from Maine to Washington, trout to salmon. With over 500 patterns, this is the only book to date written on bucktails as well as other hairwing streamers. Patterns cover both contemporary and classic flies, for salt and fresh water. Includes tying notes, fishing information, and complete recipes as well as a history of bucktails from their o... View more info