"Under all possible conditions it is desirable that the dry-fly man should be cast upstream": Signed limited deluxe edition of Frederic M. Halford's The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook
The Dry-Fly Man’s Handbook: A Complete Manual. Including The Fisherman’s Entomology, and The Making and Management of a Fishery.
Halford, Frenderic M.$2,000.00
Item Number: 88024
London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1913.
Edition De Luxe of Frederic M. Halford’s authoritative manual on the theory and practice of dry-fly fishing. One of one hundred signed numbered copies, this is number 30. Quarto, bound in the original publishers three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece and other engraved illustrations with tissue guards, bookplate. In near fine condition.
"The Father of Modern Dry Fly Fishing," British angler and author Frederic M. Halford is perhaps best known for his development and promotion of the dry fly technique on English chalk streams, ideal for their crystal clear water. Halford published seven major works on dry fly fishing throughout his lifetime including Dry Fly Fishing Theory and Practice, Dry Fly Entomology, and An Angler's Autobiography. Making a Fishery contains detailed instructions on the selection, development, maintenance, and stocking of river fisheries for sport fishing.