The Book Of The Dry Fly (1910)

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  • #2030

    DaveV
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    Just started reading The Book Of The Dry Fly (1910) by George Albemarle Bertie Dewar Duke of Rutland . Although early in the book I find it amusing how way back in 1895 -96 he makes several references to conservation over across the pond. Also I find very interesting the reference to Dry versus Wet fly fishing. How the anglers think of each others style of fishing . So far a very good read .

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    #2032

    Dry Fly Guy
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    So how do they “think” of the other’s style of fishing?

    I’m also curious how you acquired this book, or came to know of it. I’m not the most well read of individuals, but I’m also not completely ignorant. But I’ve never even heard of this book.

    ~ DFG

    #2037

    Marty
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    I have that one too….
    As a next contemporary read 1912. Practical dry fly fishing by emlyn m gill

    I look online ( eBay) at used bookstores and just keep the feelers out. You kinda have to stumble on these little treasures…. Old books ( if its not a seminal title or highly collectible ) can be had for very little $$$$
    For a five spot if the books a bust no biggie

    #2042

    Lightline
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    Thanks for the lead on it. Google Play has it for free download. The book is also on Amazon for $19, hard back reprint.

    #2043

    DaveV
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    DFG I came across the book by internet . I think I saw the book in a picture that someone posted . I believe it was a bamboo rod maker. He had the rod resting on the book in his picture. So I figured I would research it . I know you can go to a site and download the original books for free . I will try and get the site again. The site has books that were printed in the 1800’s . You can get the book I have in reprint for nearly nothing on Amazon.
    Marty thanks for the suggestion I am on it .

    http://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Flies%2C%20Artificial%22

    https://archive.org/stream/bookofdryfly00dewaiala#page/n0/mode/2up

    https://archive.org/stream/practicaldryfly01gillgoog#page/n0/mode/2up

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    Creek
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    #2052

    DaveV
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    I do allot of my shopping for books at Amazon and find some awesome deals . Try it. Warning can be very addictive

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    #3923

    JohnMD1022
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    Well, after checking, I didn’t have that one. We can’t have that, now can we?

    I’ve lost count of the fly fishing books, but it passed 700 several years ago.

    j

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