How to fish the dry fly describing the latest up-to-date necessary tackle, its cost, and where to get it and the proper method of using it : a description of the American and English dry flies, also how to fish various nymphs from the bottom upwards in place of worms if trout do not respond to flies early in the season or during the late summer by Louis Rhead

Cover of: How to fish the dry fly | Louis Rhead

Published by Priv. print. and issued by L. Rhead in Brooklyn, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Fly casting.,
  • Flies, Artificial.

Edition Notes

WSU MASC copy inscribed by author to H. L. Prouty, M.D.

Book details

Statementby Louis Rhead.
ContributionsRhead, Louis, 1857-1926, inscriber., Prouty, H. L., former owner., Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Collection.
The Physical Object
Pagination31, [1] p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16909188M
LC Control Number21001663

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