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Bryan Wright

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I've read the book more than once. In the modern English version. As a fishing book, it's not related very much to fly fishing, just a chapter or so written by a Mr. Cotton, IIRC.


Dame Juliana Berners, about 100 years earlier, wrote "A Treatise on Fishing with an Angle" which has more on fly fishing and tackle building and the same twelve flies in it as The Compleat Angler. This was back when they used 13-15' rods and line about the same length. Wet flies exclusively, and the patterns are so vague I don't think they can be duplicated today. Her book is available on-line and in the modern version, is pretty readable and more of a technical book, whereas Walton's book was philosophy, songs, and poetry with just a little bit of fishing.

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Yes, I have watched this video...more than once, and it is very good. Better than the book in my opinion. Very high quality and very professional.

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