Fly Fishing in Salt & Fresh Water. With Six Plates (1851)
Book ID: 66933
Fly Fishing in Salt & Fresh Water. With Six Plates, Representing Artificial Flies, etc. London, John van Voorst., 1851. First Edition. Pp 74. Publisher’s gree cloth boards, decorated in blind, title lettered in gilt to spine. Neat repair to inner hinges of preliminary leaves, otherwise a nice bright copy.
Hand coloured frontispiece plate with five plates bound at rear, with an additional sketch on page nine.
An anonymously published practical treatise, the first published on salt water fly-fishing. The author describes fly fishing in the coastal waters of Ireland, England, Norway, and Nova Scotia. He gives detailed instructions on how to dress each fly pattern and the materials needed to accomplish it.
Content includes fly-fishing in Connemara ( Lough Ina, near Clifden), in Bertraghboy Bay, at the Skyard Rocks, at Deer Island and off the Isle of Mweenish and the Isle of Arran.