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Favorite Flies and Their Histories


Originally published: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and company, c1892.

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Overall customer rating: 4.334

Excellent historical reference

by Blaine on Mar 7, 2014

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 ... More

Jan E


by Jan E on Apr 3, 2013

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

James K

Excellent Compilation

by James K on Mar 29, 2012

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. More



by red2959 on Sep 17, 2010

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 have every single picture of "Trout ... More


A must for scholarly fly tiers and fishers

by GaryS on Jul 22, 2010

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.) More

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