Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies - Used

Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies - Used

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A Survey of the Literature Complete with Original Patterns 1747 - Present

By Sylvester Nemes

Best-known soft-hackled fly expert Sylvester Nemes gleans the most useful tips and advice from the history of writings on the soft-hackled fly. A comprehensive view of the varieties of  soft-hackled flies, including 162 recipes, good fishing advice from past authors, and interesting stories about famous anglers of  the past.

Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg PA 2004
Hardbound. 173 pages
9 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.

As new condition. No sign of wear.


 1.   Art of Angling (1747-1854)
       Richard and Charles Bowlker

2.    The Fly Fisher's Legacy (1800)
       George Scotcher

3.    The Fly Fisher's Guide (1816)
       George C. Bainbridge

4.    The Angler's Vade Mecum (1818)
       W. Carroll

5.    The Angler's Guide (1823)
       T. F. Salter

6.     The Angler's Manual (1836)
        John Turton

7.     The British Angler's Manual (1841)
        T. C. Hofland

8.     Vade Mecum of Fly Fishing for Trout (1841)
        George P. R. Pulman

9.     The Fly-Fisher's Entomology (1856)
        Alfred Ronalds

10.   The Practical Angler (1875)
        W. C. Stewart

11.   The Art of Trout Fishing on Rapid Streams (1863)
        H. C. Cutcliffe

12.   The American Angler's Book ( 1864)
        Thaddeus Norris

13.   A Book on Angling (1867)
        Francis Francis

14.   The Modern Practical Angler (1870)
        H. Cholmondeley-Pennell

15.   The Fishing Gazette (1877-1966)

16.   British Angling Flies (1883)
        Michael Theakston

17.   The Angler and the Loop Rod (1885)
        David Webster

18.   North Country Flies (1886)
        T. E. Pritt
        Brook and River Trouting (1916)
        Harfield H. Edmonds and Norman N. Lee

19.   The Works of Charles Kingsley, Volume XV (1886)
        Charles Kingsley

20.   Books by G.E.M. Skues 
        Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream (1914)
        The Way of a Trout with a Fly (1921)
        Side-Lines, Side-Lights & Reflections (1932)
        Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout (1939)

21.   The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation (1921)
        Leonard West

22.   Books by John Waller Hills
        A History of Fly Fishing for Trout (1921)
        A Summer on the Test (1924)
        River Keeper (1934)

23.   The Flyfisher & the Trout's Point of View (1931)
        Col. B. W. Harding

24.   Trout Fishing from All Angles (1933)
        The Lonsdale Library

25.   Making and Using the Fly and Leader (1938)
        Paul H. Young

26.   The Art of Tying the Wet Fly (1941)
        James E. Leisenring

27.   The Book of the Rough Stream Nymph (1947)
        William H. Lawrie

28.   The Complete Fly Fisherman (1947)
        Theodore Gordon; Edited by John McDonald

29.   Modern Trout Dressing (1950)
        Roger Woolley

30.   Scottish Trout Flies (1966)
        W. H. Lawrie

31.   Clyde-Style Flies and their Dressings (1971)
        John Reid