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Wellfleet Press

Favorite Flies and their Histories

Favorite Flies and their Histories

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Pre-Owned Hardcover book, a perfect gift for the fly fishing collector and enthusiast. Very good condition!

Favorite Flies and Their Histories is a fly fishing book written by Mary Orvis Marbury, published in Boston in April 1892 by Houghton Mifflin. It was considered by most fly fishers as the standard reference on flies in its era and remains one of the most significant landmarks in American fly tying literature.

Favorite Flies compiles the stories and images of popular American artificial flies of the late 19th century. It is one of the earliest works to use chromolithography color plates. Included are plates and stories for Bass Flies, Trout Flies, Hackles, Salmon Flies, and Lake Flies.

  • Reprinted 1995, the Wellfleet Press
  • 522 pages, Hardcover
  • 32 colored plates of flies
  • 6 engravings of natural insects
  • 8 reproductions of photographs


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