"The Classic Wet Fly Box"--coming your way in May

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"The Classic Wet Fly Box"--coming your way in May

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Just an FYI,

The 2nd book, in the 5 book "Classic" series, is scheduled for release in May: The Classic Wet-Fly Box. The 3rd book, The Classic Streamer Fly Box is completed, and scheduled for November 2011 release. 100 classics, in full color.

Only 100 LTD Hardcover editions will be printed--again as a fundraiser for a worthy cause. (There will be a soft cover trade edition, too.) All LTDs edition books, this time, will be processed and shipped direct from the publisher--not the museum (that will speed delivery and ease of purchase).

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mike,

you definitely was a NOLL child. beautiful work

yo

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Noll Child---yes, Ted...that's exactly who we are! Ted, Esopus Ed, Ralphie, ...we are the Noll-trained Kids!

By the way...this thing is not based on the fertile imagination of Bergman's illustrator. Yes..some of those patterns are included--but a lot of others, like William Blades, are not ignored---Blades is woefully under recognized for his wet fly work--Poul J. the exception.
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as far as i'm concerned that's the way they're supposed to look


blades was cool...he was from michigan wasn't he?
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Sweet! Looks awesome!
So you have dry, wet, and streamer coming, what will the last two 'Classic' books be? Salmon? Nymphs?!

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Sweet! Looks awesome!
So you have dry, wet, and streamer coming, what will the last two 'Classic' books be? Salmon? Nymphs?!
Snowmass: I guess I should review all these books for you. I can't even keep it straight: :lol:

1). Tying Catskill-Style Dry-Flies (2009), is still available and going strong. Heard from three different guys from South Africa last week, of all places. I thought only Tarzan and Chimps lived there--they have trout! So, it's made it that far.

2). The Classic Dry Fly Box, Book #1 in 5 book series, is already out. The LTD edition hardcover is sold out, but a few "unclaimed copies" available at the museum. Better grab one. I might even buy one myself--I have only 1 LTD, my own copy.

3). The Classic Wet-Fly Box: Book #2 Finished: out May 2011

4). The Classic Stramer-Fly Box:Book #3 Finished: out November 2011

5). The Classic Nymphs-Box: Book #4, in progress: 35% done. Tying John Alden Knight tomorrow.

6). The Classic Dry Fly Box II Book #5, Will start work the end of April, 2011.


If that isn't enough for you..ha!..Check out Eastern FF Mag. Three new "Pioneers and Legends" pieces in progress (A Louis Rhead piece just came out) in March/April issue). A feature "Summer Trout" piece out in July/Aug. issue. Some "Conservation" Notes pieces. Then other pieces assigned/scheduled for virtually every issue for the next couple of years. Lots of good stuff in the works.

--Also, A section is "someone elses book that every fly tyie would know"---coming out. I'll keep that a surprise. Just finishing flies for that one today.

This is what you do when you retire: Either play bingo--or write---or do crafts (I guess fly tying is a craft, of sorts :lol: )
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I'm gettn that ole spark when i look at them flies . very very B E A Utiful MIke Bravo.

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Mike,

Thanks for posting information on the books. Looking forward to them all.
Just read the Louis Rhead article. Great job like all the others.
Thanks Dennis
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Looking forward to the next book Mike, and the next, and the next...I dont know how you do it! CJ
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Wonderful stuff, Mike. Can't wait to see the final product. Can you post the link to the publisher?
Leigh

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