Friday, July 22, 2011

Book: The Art of Tying the Wet Fly and Fishing the Flymph- James Leisenring

An uncommon flyfishing title for you anglers:

The Art of Tying the Wet Fly and Fishing the Flymph - James Leisenring, written by Vernon S. Hidy. This second printing was released in 1972 by Crown Publishers. First published in 1941. Hard cover, blue cloth, silver stamped titles. Small 8vo, 5-1/4" x 7-1/2", 160 pages with index. Illustrated with photographs. 

Ernest Schwiebert wrote the introduction to this edition. He also wrote "Our myopic preoccupation with the dry-fly method, through reverence for Gordon and LaBranch, has resulted in such an oversight. American anglers have largely forgotten James Leisenring in following the more glamorous heroes of American fly-fishing, but it was Leisenring who quitely adapted the wet-fly tactics of Stewart and Skues to the fly hatches of American Waters

Chapters are devoted to the details of his method of tying winged wets and nymphs, accompanied by clear pen and ink illustrations and followed by a chapter detailing his favorite fly patterns. Dustjacket has some closed tears @ edges and is not price-clipped; a tight, clean copy with no markings!

Price: $60.00 (SOLD 8/8/11)

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