Shopping Cart. Add to Cart. Exam Copy. Rights Info. Details Overview The modern angler, with a wide array of tools at ready disposal, seems a far cry from early man perched at the side of a stream with spear in hand, and an even further cry from the bobcats, bull snakes, owls, and hawks that stalk their prey in the natural world around them.
Raymond C. He has been fishing the streams and rivers of New Mexico for over fifty years.
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About this product Product Information The author has fished with flies all over the world. His knowledge of the art and sport of catching trout with feathered imitations of native insects has been imparted to countless students in his annual Fly-Fishing Basics classes since But this book far surpasses Black's experience on the rivers and streams he has fished.
There is evidence that men have been fooling fish with fake flies for over years, possibly much longer, going back to China and Macedonia and Rome. The first fly-fishing book, written in the early years of the fifteenth century but not published until , was for many years attributed to Dame Juliana Berners, an English nun born some years before that. Subsequent evidence shows that she may not have been the author of the Treatise of Fishing with an Angle.
Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies : The Dry Fly and the Nymph, Evolution and Conflict
The true author is unknown, but the dictates of the book have lived on ever since in the ever-present activity of fly-fishing's devotees. Black gathers the stories of numerous historical characters, many of them English aristocrats, who have adhered to the traditional requirement that flies should be modeled on the flying insects that land on the water's surface, rather than nymphs, the immature form of the floating insect.
Gentlemen only fished for rising fish lured by a fleeting food source.