The first edition of The Practical Flyfisher, written by John Jackson, appeared in 1853. The book’s text is rather unremarkable (at least in my estimation). But alongside the text is an absolutely splendid collection of plates depicting natural and artificial flies. It’s worth hunting down a copy of this book just to enjoy the artwork. Below is an example, Plate VI.
- John Juracek
- Jul 15, 2020