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Favorite Flies and Their Histories


This is a reprint of the original book published in 1890 by Mary Orvis Marbury, who wrote to anglers all over the country soliciting information on ... Show synopsis

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  • Excellent historical reference Mar 7, 2014
    by Blaine

    The origins of flies of the day are given good reviews by fisherman in the US and Canada, various bodies of water that these flies will catch fish. Names of the fly dresser's that have created these works of art.Good reference for those who wanted to know where that fly originated.And of course a few fishing stories. Good winter read waiting for snow to melt and spring to happen.

  • Vintage Apr 3, 2013
    by Jan E

    Excellent and exciting reading about flies from the beginning of fly fishing. Recommended !!

  • Excellent Compilation Mar 29, 2012
    by James K

    An older but excellent compilation of information about fly fishing flies and how to use them. Superb color plates of flies. A great history of flies at the turn of the century.

  • NOT EVEN CLOSE!! Sep 17, 2010
    by red2959

    I would like to know in what world the description "Good Condition" on a book includes; *GRUBBY PAGES; *TORN PAGES; *PAGES WITH INK SCRIBBLES; *WRITING; *CREASED AND FOLDED PAGES; All of these alone make the book NOT good condition. But then.......to have every single picture of "Trout Flies" being cut out of the book and missing, which includes about seven of the total plates......DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WORD 'GOOD' IN THE DESCRIPTION. How about "BREAKER COPY WITH MISSING AND DAMAGED PAGES!" That might have been accurate.
    THEN......to have the seller not answer even ONE! of my e-mails asking them about it is just topping on a horrible experience.
    BEWARE and don't believe this seller's descriptions of their books......and if you DO purchase from them, don't expect ANY customer service or response from them, (unless of course it entails making more money for THEM!)
    HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE business management!

  • A must for scholarly fly tiers and fishers Jul 22, 2010
    by GaryS

    Mary Orvis Marbury's book is the place to start in studying flies and fly tying. (Unless, of course, you are really into the British tradition, in which case you need a few of the earlier British tomes.)

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