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Old 09-14-2013, 03:19 PM
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I ordered 'Fly Dressers Guide' by John Veniard and didn't notice till I placed the order that it was published 1966. I would assume there would still be some useful information to a current fly tier ?
Anyways, was 5.95 with shipping so I couldn't be too wrong.

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Default Re: Did I order wrong ?

The fish haven't changed very much in their eating habits since 1966. Sure, today they wear the latest clothes and drive modern vehicles, but a fly pattern that was appetizing in the '60s will be just as appetizing today.

There are modern materials that won't be mentioned in a 37 year old book (flashbou, etc.), but tying techniques are much the same. Tie the material to the hook with thread, wrap the material, etc., etc.
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Default Re: Did I order wrong ?

Most of my favorite books on fishing are older ones. At that price you can't go wrong.
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Default Re: Did I order wrong ?

What I wouldn't give for some of my grandfather's flies......that were tied around that same time.........I think you will like that book....
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You got screwed. The fish are all into rap these days. The Do-wop thing is passť. Plus, half are freaking vegans, too busy talking on their I phones to notice an emerger. If they did they'd call it retro. Look, nothing has changed but some shiny new materials. Its all mostly feathers, thread and fur. Sub out syntheics if you want and add a little tinsel, but for 6 bucks you got a deal.
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Sounds like a great deal, and on a useful book. You'll probably end up with a lot of fly tying books as time goes by. There will be good information there that you may not find in newer books.
On the other hand, if you just don't like it, donate it to the public library or local school for a tax writeoff, or list on the classifieds here. It won't last long.
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