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Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by Big E, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Big E

    Big E Active Member

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    A while back I collected some public domain books on fishing, flytying and flyfishing. Some of these are quite old, some are just fun to look at the fly plates. In any event, I offer them up for you to have a look at.

    http://www.flytier.com/books

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Brady Burmeister

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    Nice. Thanks for putting all these in one spot!
     
  3. Rob Ast

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    Thanks Big E
     
  4. GAT

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    I just noticed the post, thanks B-E!
     
  5. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Very cool. Bookmarked. Thank you.
     
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    Thanks, Big E, very nice of you to share your links!

    Happy 2013,
    Kenneth
     
  7. S Fontinalis

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    have most of these saved as pdfs, also acquired a few originals....
    Top of my list is Tolfrey First edition, but you'd need a small mortgage to buy one in decent condition

    First edition Hardy (1907)
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    c1910 Maxwell - Salmon and Sea Trout
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    1920 (First US Edition) Francis Francis
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    1865 4th Edition Ephemera
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  8. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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  9. Big E

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    Interesting tidbit now that you bring it up Eunan. The 'Art of Flymaking' by Blacker that I have posted was recently sold at auction and is touted as being the most expensive book on fishing as it sold for £187,250. In comparison, first edition of Thomas Barker’s 'The Art of Angling' made £61,250.

    I have a couple works by Schmookler that I am very cautious with when reading and storing but I imagine you would pull out the white gloves for either of the two above.
     
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    THey're actually in surprisingly good condition. No gloves yet, but i usually get my patterns from more modern books, and if i have to refer back to the oldies....

    the only one i paid over $50 for was the Hardy....
     
  11. Richard Torres

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    Excellent links guys, thanks for sharing Big E and Eunan!
     
  12. GAT

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    While on the subject of flyfishing books, I recommend this "cartoon book" to anyone who wishes to take up the sport of flyfishing. It covers everything you need to know as a beginner so is both humorous and informative.

    The Curtis Creek Manifesto.
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    At one time, it was the number one seller for years and years at Amato Publications. Too bad Sheridan died shortly after the book became a hit.
     
  13. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Oh great: another fly fishing related addiction.
    Books were already a problem area for me; now FLYFISHING books?
    PSFC got another $200 from me today; maybe they should start a flyshop/bookshop?
    (I'm very happy with the deals I got: a mini fly tying lesson, a great deal on a pair of boots, and some new tools....thanks, Anil!..)
    :)
     
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    You would be surprised at what you can find at any old used book store or antique store.

    My most interesting recent find is a 1953 book entitled How to Fish The Pacific Coast, that spends a great amount of the book speaking to the Anglers stake in the future and the pacific northwest fisheries and overfishing\wasteful fishing.
     
  15. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Great book.