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The Founding Flies by Mike Valla

Mike Valla's, The Founding Flies is a book that seeks to venerate many of America's most influential fly tyers, their innovations and flies, in that purpose the author has succeeded superlatively. The books 230 pages and forty chapters shed light on the lives and accomplishments of 43 significant American fly tyers from Marbury to Marinaro, Gordon to Grant.  Color photos of the flies plus recipes for nearly 300 flies * Important historical record includes profiles of tiers around the country including Art Flick, Ray Bergman, Lee Wulff, Don Gapen, Len Halladay, Andre Puyans, Cal Bird, Lew Oatman, Dave Whitlock, and 34 more influential tiers.  ILLUSTRATIONS: 549 color and 64 b/w photographs

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