A classic NY Times Bestseller, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies captures the fantastic history of our sport, going back over 2,000 years. Author Ian Whitelaw does this by bringing to life meticulously chosen flies dating from early feathered hooks, to contemporary patterns. From the many fly patterns created over the centuries, these fifty have been chosen to tell the story of not the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing gear, techniques, styles, and graphic spread of our great sport. The author follows the spread of fly fishing from its origins on the streams of southern England and of Scotland, to the U.S., throughout Europe, S. America, Australia, and ultimately to every country in the world. Masterfully profiled characters, plus fly tying tips, amazing photographs and meticulous illustrations coupled with detailed explanations of the techniques used, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a history buff’s must-read book about the evolution of our great sport.