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TYING CATSKILL-STYLE DRY FLIES
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TYING CATSKILL-STYLE DRY FLIES

Author: Mike Valla
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jul 2009
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-934753-01-7

Synopsis
Explores the essence of Catskill flies, delving into the history of the regions rivers, fly fishers, & fly tiers & blending their colorful histories with precise step-by-step tying methods. 23 B&W photos, 534 color photos, 1 map; 8.5x11 inches, 252 pgs.

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Color photos of never-before-seen flies from the vaults of the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum
Detailed tying steps for 11 patterns
First book that compares the styles of all of the Catskill school of fly tiers

The Catskills region of the eastern United States, just two hours northeast of New York City, was the birthplace for a uniquely American style of fly that continues to grace the bins of fly shops around the world.

Mike Valla explores the essence of Catskill flies, delving into the history of the regions rivers, fly fishers, and fly tiers and blending their colorful histories with precise step-by-step tying methods. This book is essential for those not only interested in learning to tie the Catskill-style flies, but also those interested in the history of American fly fishing.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Vallas insatiable desire for perfection shows in this text. He has done his homework. Eric Leiser, author of The Dettes: A Catskill Legend

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mike Valla
has published articles in Fly Fisherman, The American Fly Fisher, and a variety of other journals. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.


 
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