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The Golden Age of Fly-Fishing: The Best of the Sportsman 1927-1937

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Publisher Comments:

When Ralf Coykendall Jr. was but a gleam in his father's eye, Ralf Sr. was working as the advertising director of The Sportsman. Some 60 years later, the younger Coykendall--by now a noted sporting collectibles dealer and author in his own right--came across a stash of the long-defunct magazine in an attic. He recognized immediately what a treasure he'd found. From those yellowed pages he has selected this anthology of writings and drawings on fly-fishing--one of the fastest-growing sports in America today. All of them have aged well: There are a (surprisingly) few quaint references to long-ago equipment (the care and feeding of silk fly lines, for instance), but the strategies, flies, and fish-catching wisdom found here are as timely and illuminating as the day they were written. What has changed is tone: Each article is gracious, unhurried, and optimistic. Fly-fishing has changed little, it seems, but fly-fishers have changed much.

Book News Annotation:

A collection of articles on fly-fishing and b&w illustrations from The Sportsman, a magazine catering to wealthy sportsmen of the era. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A collection of 26 articles and dozens of illustrations from the pages of The Sportsman, America's premier sporting magazine in its time: 1927-37. Authors include Eugene Connett, Frederick White, John Alden Knight, Edward R. Hewitt, Robert Page Lincoln, George D.B. Bonbright, and Jack Russell; illustrations are by A.L. Ripley and Ralph Boyer.

Synopsis:

In this collection of some of the finest prose ever featured in the pages of "The Sportsman"--a long-lost treasure of a magazine--Eugene Connett expounds upon his favorite trouting techniques; Edward R. Hewitt describes his skater pattern--then new to the world; George Bonbright brings saltwater fly-angling into national prominence; and artists Ralph Boyer and A.L. Ripley capture it all in wonderful drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881503982
Editor:
Coykendall, Ralf Wales, Jr.
Author:
Ripley, A. L.
Editor:
Coykendall, Ralf Wales, Jr.
Author:
Coykendall, Rolf W.
Author:
Coykendall, Ralf Wales, Jr.
Author:
Boyer, Ralph
Publisher:
Countryman Press
Location:
Woodstock, Vt. :
Subject:
Fishing - Flyfishing
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Fly fishing
Subject:
Fishing - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Trout and Flyfishing
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19970917
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.29x8.32x.73 in. 1.49 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Countryman Press - English 9780881503982 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A collection of 26 articles and dozens of illustrations from the pages of The Sportsman, America's premier sporting magazine in its time: 1927-37. Authors include Eugene Connett, Frederick White, John Alden Knight, Edward R. Hewitt, Robert Page Lincoln, George D.B. Bonbright, and Jack Russell; illustrations are by A.L. Ripley and Ralph Boyer.
"Synopsis" by , In this collection of some of the finest prose ever featured in the pages of "The Sportsman"--a long-lost treasure of a magazine--Eugene Connett expounds upon his favorite trouting techniques; Edward R. Hewitt describes his skater pattern--then new to the world; George Bonbright brings saltwater fly-angling into national prominence; and artists Ralph Boyer and A.L. Ripley capture it all in wonderful drawings.
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