The Classic Dry Fly Box
A SPECIAL NOTE
We are proud to announce that a percentage of the royalties from the trade edition of this book will be donated to the Catskill Museum and Fly Fishing Center. Note that all profits from the Limited Edition also went to benefit the Museum.
8.5" x 8.5" Softcover • Smyth sewn binding • 128 Pages • 102 Full Color Images • Dressing Index
ABOUT THE BOOK
A glimpse inside the Dry Fly Box of Mike Valla! Join him as he takes a tour of the history of the Catskill-style dry fly, from the Abbey to the Yellow Spinner, with 98 other stops in between. From the popular to the obscure, Valla delves into the history of these marvelous flies, masterfully weaving quotes from Gordon, Cross, the Dettes, Bergman, and other legends with his own personal anecdotes about growing up in the Catskill tying tradition. Fully illustrated with gorgeous color photography and complete with dressing appendix.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK
"Short of a medium who could channel the spirits of Theodore Gordon, Ruben Cross, Art Flick, and Harry Darbee, it would be hard to find a person better qualified for writing a book like this than Mike Valla...magisterial tying skills and expert macro photography, which can relentlessly expose any lapses in tying technique, have done full justice to the ideas of the originators of these patterns and to the beauty and balanced proportions of the flies…"
-- Bud Bynack, California Fly Fisher (Jan/Feb 2011)