The Fly Fisher's Illustrated Dictionary

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Globe Pequot Press, Sep 1, 2004 - Reference - 276 pages
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A compendium of popular and not-so-popular terms and phrases used by fly fishers for centuries.

THE FLY FISHER'S ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY contains more than 350 explanations of fly-fishing terms and phrases, including fly tying, entomology, historic equipment, and angling methods -- illustrated with more than 150 drawings and photographs. The entries are listed alphabetically, and are supported by anecdote and often by photographs or drawings.

This is a book for those interested in the lore and language of fly fishing; it is a treasure trove of useful information, arcane knowledge, and modern references. It will be of particular interest to fly tyers, as it includes detailed information on such subjects as tying proportions and terms, rare and unusual tying materials, and hook shapes. From gildard to Isabella buff, from leveret to snoods -- here is a charming ready reference to the past and to practical information for all present anglers.

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Fly fishing lingo has evolved over its long history, along with its gear and techniques. The usefulness of this alphabetized mix of old and new angling-related terms will depend on how closely the ... Read full review

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DARREL MARTIN is a regular columnist for Fly Rod & Reel, and is the author of the fly-fishing classics Micropatterns and Fly-Tying Methods. He has taught fly casting for over thirty years. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.

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