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Rare & Unusual Fly Tying Materials, A Natural History

Vol 1 & 2: by Schmookler & Sils.

Just got delivery of these fantastic volumes. Truly the definitive work, and beautifully presented, comprehensive, and with many hundreds of illustrated flies.

These volumes will take pride of place in my modest fishing library, and will give me many hundreds of hours of pleasant browing and reading.

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Mike,

Have they brought out a reprinted edition or were you lucky enough to come across a second hand set ?

I would love to get my hands on both volumes.

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Apparently, there are no plans to bring out any reprints at this time.

I had been very fortunate in obtaining both volumes.

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I bought both volumes 1 & 2 (first edition, first printing of each) as soon as each was available and find them full of great info. However, Michael Radincinch has a new book out on classic salmon fly materials that is just as useful as Schmookler's and it is a lot cheaper at I think $55.00. Therefore, I'd recommend folks trying to find Schmookler's books or more info on salmon fly materials to get this new Radincinch book instead because it has great info, is a new book that is readily available, and a lot cheaper than a Schmookler book, if you find one.

Also, Radincinch's book on classic salmon flies, which is a few years old now, is a terrific resource on tying them, dying materials, and mounting them in frames. It is not a book for beginning salmon fly tyers, but it is a great book and resource. The best for beginning salmon fly tyers is Ron Alcott's book.

By-the-way, I won't sell either of my Schmookler books, so don't ask.
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have Michael D Radencich's books, and both are great.

I don't part with books either, unless duplicated for some reason.

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I have Volume #1, I bought it new in 1994 and have looked at it a half-dozen times, but it would take something pretty special...like a Hardy 3 3/4 salmon...to pry it away from me. Rare and unusual is a good description of not only the materials but the book itself.
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Rare and Unusal Book tooking for a home

I have an original volume 1 purchased new in 94 signed by the authors that i am looking to trade. Just posted in Classified section
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