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Old 11-03-2009, 09:32 AM
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Came across this link on another board:

http://business.virgin.net/fly.shop/history.htm

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Randy,

This was a good thing to post, I wrote a research paper on 'Artificial Flies and Their History' long ago when I was a student. It was my good fortune to be able to choose the topic and in doing the research for the paper I found out more about this pastime than I needed.

Although the old time records tend to be a bit flowery in the prose used describing fishing with a fly it is a good foundation of knowledge for a modern fly fisher to have. I believe a few more posts of this sort perhaps including piscine physiology and water quality information would enrich the forum as a learning tool.

If more people understood the complete life cycle of the Mayfly for instance, not only would they see why the Latin 'ephemera' is a pretext to every species name but they could draw a closer relationship between water quality issues and the lack of, or prolific numbers of Mayfly hatches in a given area.

Just a few thoughts for you while you are surfing the web for interesting and informational links.

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Here is another site dedicated to the history of fly fishing.

http://www.flyfishinghistory.com/contents.htm
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Went on this site http://www.flyfishinghistory.com/contents.htm, Very informative. Thinking of getting the book.
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Tried to order the book on this site and my email was sent back as unreachable. Has any one else tried to purchase this book?
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Tried to order the book on this site and my email was sent back as unreachable. Has any one else tried to purchase this book?
Ordering The Fly from the publisher would require trans-Atlantic shipping with the subsequent costs and time involved. You can get this book through Amazon here in the US using the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Andrew-Herd/dp/1899600299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257532786&sr=1-1 http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Andrew-Herd/dp/1899600299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257532786&sr=1-1
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Thank you for that link.
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Thank you for that link.
You're welcome. If you get the book, let me know how you like it as I'm thinking of getting it too. With the economy the way it is, I'm having to cut back a lot and don't want to spend the money if it's not very good. Thanks.
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I'll try and get it next pay period and I'll let you know how it is.
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