Casting for Recovery – Spring Auction 2011
Auction Ends: May 13, 2011 08:00 PM EDT


Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History (2 volumes)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$2,100 USD
Opening Bid
$1,350 USD  -  Item Has a Reserve

Item Description

A RARE purchasing opportunity to add a magnificent NEW 2-volume set heralded by Fly Fisherman Magazine and the New York Times as two of the best books for the 1994 holiday season, and winner of United Fly Tyer's Book-of-the-Year award to your library or coffee table!

Features both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological and zoological illustrators.

Volume 1: Birds 11"x14" format, 304 pages, hardcover with dustjacket. Originally published in 1994.

Volume 2: Birds & Mammals 11"x14" format, 374 pages, hardcover with dustjacket. Originally published in 1997.

The first volume, Birds (1994, 1997), and the second volume Birds & Mammals (1997) cover different fly-tying materials, and together, these books comprise the most definitive work on fly tying.

Volume 1 contains information on 115 different birds whose feathers have historically been used in fly tying, and includes such species as the Indian crow, blue chatterer, golden pheasant, Lady Amherst pheasant, corncrake, toucan, guinea fowl, ocellated turkey, merlin, coot, Baikal teal, wood duck, and scarelt macaw.

Volume 2 covers topics such as the history of breeding poultry for hackle, modern poultry production, the history of sericulture, and the mammals historically used in fly tying, including various squirrels, the diana monkey, chinchilla, gray fox, brown bear, wolverine, fisher, coyote, seal, elk, white-tailed deer, and goat.

Item Special Note

This stunning new set is being donated by CFR's Director of Operations, Kate Fox, from her personal library amassed during her extended work in the publishing arena.

Shipping charges (13 lbs.)  will range from $35-$65 depending on destination.

Donated By:

Kathryn L. Fox