Title continues “The New Dry Fly Patterns, The Manipulation of Dressing Them, and Practical Experiences of Their Use." Part I consists of a discussion of flies, their nature-mimicking designs, the techniques to create them— together with 9 colour plates replicating flies dressed by Messrs Hardy Bros. and C. Farlow & Co. 18 French botanical colour charts, and a number of in-text figures. Part II — illustrated with 16 photogravures of waterways and catches — covers their use and manipulation in different situations and environments.
Halford was one of the best authors on angling, writing many books and his ‘Detached Badger’ pieces in “The Field”, and is still considered the leading early proponent of the dry fly. He’d learned fly-fishing in his 20s, and retired in his mid- 40s to concentrate on his sport and his writing. Covers unevenly sunned and somewhat spotted; inner half of free endpapers toned; a few marginal ink marks, pencilled notation (colour name) on each colour chart;
Author Frederic M. Halford
Date Reset and Reprinted 1923
Binding Publisher's original light brown buckram; spine darkened gilt lettering bright.
Publisher London: George Routledge.
Condition Very good