Fly Fishing History: Blacker’s “Art of Fly Making”

Here is a cool old fly fishing/tying book by William Blacker that was published in 1842. Blacker was an accomplished early fly fisher and tier who sold fishing stuff out of his shop in London. I find it interesting that the river section is almost like a modern guide book. He includes not only the best flies, spots, etc., but also favorite inns and landmarks. You can find it for free on Project Gutenberg here.

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