"Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

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"Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by letumgo » Sun May 01, 2022 8:09 am

I've had this book on my Amazon wishlist for quite some time, but at $85 dollars I held off buying it. Recently a used copy became available for only $15 dollars. At this price, I "had" to buy it. It took a couple weeks to make the journey across the Atlantic (UK seller), but yesterday the book arrived. The thin black plastic bag (no protection) was beat-up when it arrived, so I was expecting the book to be battered by the journey. Fortunately it was not damaged. It appears to be a library copy ("Withdrawn from Stock" stamp on the inside), which did not look read at all. Other than a few library markings (stickers/stamps and security sticker), the book is in excellent condition.

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I like the dedication of the book. Seems to fit me to a tee.
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Many of the flies shown in the book are tyed on small Up-Eye hooks (see example below).
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I am looking forward to learning more about Mr. Marryat, and his contribution to fly tying/fly fishing.

Has anyone else read this book? If so, how did you like it?
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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by Variant » Sun May 01, 2022 10:30 am

Hi Ray,
You got a good book at a great price!
Marryat was a very underrated fly dresser and fly fisherman, I think you will enjoy the book.

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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by jcwillow777 » Sun May 01, 2022 11:50 am

Nice grab. That is one of the books on my list to buy. Great price too! Congrats.
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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by wsbailey » Sun May 01, 2022 1:17 pm

I’m surprised that the author was able to find enough information about Marryat to write a book. The pictured fly encapsulates the founders of the dry fly movement: Halford, Marryat and Hall.

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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun May 01, 2022 9:35 pm

Ray,
What a find! I love all things Marryat! The man was indeed a Prince! Can you tell us when the book was originally published? Terry Lawton is a prince of an author as well!
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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by redietz » Mon May 02, 2022 12:29 pm

The book is a great read. Marryat truly changed the history of fly fishing.
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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by Fishnkilts » Tue May 03, 2022 7:11 pm

Ray, you're a lucky man. That book is also on my radar because I love reading about the gentlemen from back in the day.
The fly The Fisherman's Curse I have heard of and am very curious to know if the name holds to the legend.
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Re: "Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers" by Terry Lawton

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sat May 07, 2022 8:29 pm

Ray,
Your new book looks delicious! I love the dedication and the cool pattern you have photographed above! This is definitely a must have for my small but mighty library!
Doug
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