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  1. #1
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    Aug 2012
    Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Default Anyone recognize these old books?

    Thought I would take a walk down memory lane. These were the books I used and learned from growing up, plus a course from community school during the off season when I was 14 and 15. Anyone else have any of these?

    The Fly Tier's manual is a nice book. The Expert Fly Tier was a good how to book

    Fly Tier's Manual

    The Expert...

    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Bennington, VT

    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    Cool. I started out with two of the four you listed 35 years ago. ouch. 35 years feels like the blink of an eye. oh well.

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  5. #3
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    Nov 2009
    White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone

    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    Walk down 'Memory Lane.' Have three out of the four.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Philadelphia Pa

    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    The only book i remember seeing at home when i started tying (20 years ago) was John Veniard "500 Salmon Flies"
    I never tied a fly from a book until I was 32 (last year - a classic salmon fly book)
    all my flies when i was young were tied from patterns i either had or saw in a magazine.

    Addicted To Vise Flies

  7. #5
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    May 2010
    Northern California, USA

    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    I have the two in the middle, vertically

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    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    I tied a few from the one on the far right when I was 12 or so
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

  9. #7

    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    I actually have The Fly Tiers Manual. It's been very helpful even though I've only been tying for a couple of years! Found it used at my local fly shop for just a few bucks!

  10. #8
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    Oct 2007
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize these old books?

    I have a copy of The Fly Tying Guide (by Dick Stewart I think) i've tied a lot of patterns from books and settled on the ones I like at this point.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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  11. #9
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Eagle River, AK


    I have 3 of them... I hope that doesn't qualify me as a member of the "elderly" group!

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