Favorite Flies and Their Histories

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In 1890, Mary Orvis Marbury—daughter of the founder of The Orvis Company—wrote to anglers all over the country soliciting information on their favorite flies and how they were to be made and used. Her inquiries resulted in publishable responses from more than two hundred fly fishermen in thirty-eight states. Marbury compiled these responses to form this book, first published in 1892.

Favorite Flies went through nine printings by 1896—a fishing best-seller even by today's ...

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Edison, NJ 1988 Hard Cover Reprint of 1995 New in New jacket BRAND NEW Copy. First published 1892; this is a re-issue of 1988. First born and only daughter of Charles F. Orvis ... of Manchester, Vermont, inventor of the modern lightweight fly reel, Mary Orvis Marbury (1856-1914) carried forth father's legacy to compile and edit the classic reference/resource of flies in America. This encyclopedic work helped standardize fly-patterns. The compilation is further enriched by drawing on responses of fly fisherman from 38 states. 32 color plates. Fine copy of a remarkable work. Read more Show Less

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In 1890, Mary Orvis Marbury—daughter of the founder of The Orvis Company—wrote to anglers all over the country soliciting information on their favorite flies and how they were to be made and used. Her inquiries resulted in publishable responses from more than two hundred fly fishermen in thirty-eight states. Marbury compiled these responses to form this book, first published in 1892.

Favorite Flies went through nine printings by 1896—a fishing best-seller even by today's standards. With its clear description of nearly 300 flies, accompanied by fascinating—and expert—advice on their use, this definitive compilation sounds as startlingly current today as it did when it was written.

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Marbury is the daughter of Charles Orvis, founder of the famous fly-fishing tackle company that is still a leading name in top-quality gear. In 1890, Marbury solicited information from seasoned anglers from coast-to-coast on their favorite flies and compiled the results in this volume, released two years later. It offers descriptions and reproductions of 300 flies, broken down by geographic area and fishing conditions. Though more than a century has passed, these patterns remain effective for catching trout. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781555212414
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/1994
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 6.83 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.71 (d)

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Mary Orvis Marbury was the daughter of the Orvis Company founder, Charles Orvis. For her work on Favorite Flies and Their Histories, Marbury is lauded as one of the most influential women in the sport of fly-fishing. She is now deceased.
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