The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies (Abridged / Hardcover)
New York Times bestseller!
“A delightful ramble along the stream of fishing history.” ―Star Tribune
“Angler Ian Whitelaw charts the development of the sport over the past six centuries.” —Wall Street Journal
The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Featured here are:
- Stewart’s Black Spider, Lady Caroline, Royal Coachman
- Bass Popper, Adams, Gray Wulff, Muddler Minnow, Tom Thumb
- Lefty’s Deceiver, Dave’s Hopper, Syl’s Midge, Ice Cream Cone
- Deer Hair Emerger, Bionic Bug, Takayama Sakasa Kebari
- And dozens more!
From the Catskills, the birthplace of American fly-fishing, to the wide rivers of the American West to overseas fishing hot spots like New Zealand and Iceland, these pages are filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them.
The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this captivating sport.
About the Author
Ian Whitelaw, a freelance writer based in British Columbia, has been a regular contributor of articles to fly-fishing websites and magazines and has been the contributing editor on more than a dozen books on fishing for major publishers.
“A delightful ramble along the stream of fishing history.”
— Star Tribune
“This glorious book of lures will get you itching for a new toy, a new boat, a new rod—anything to experience the relaxation of this old hobby.”
— Foreword Reviews