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Roderick Haig-Brown.
The Western Angler: An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout. {Two Volumes with Folding Map. Inscribed by Roderick Haig-Brown to the Great Washington State Fly Fisherman, Wes Drain. With Photos of Wes Drain, Al Knudson and Mike Kennedy Laid-in}.
New York. The Derrydale Press. 1939. Limited Edition. Set number 409 of 950 copies published. Two volumes: Vol. 1: 200 pp. Vol. 2: 191 pp. including index. Quarto (12 x 9). Inscribed and signed by Roderick Haig-Brown to Wes Drain (signed by Haig-Brown in both volumes).Color frontispiece of flies dressed by Roderick Haig-Brown, Tommy Brayshaw, William Nation, Gen. Noel Money, and Harkley & Haywood in both volumes. Folding map of British Columbia fishing waters opposite page 3 in volume one. Exquisite color plates of fish by E.B.S. Logier. Black and white plates. A multitude of black and white photographs in both volumes. Charts and tables, one folding. Inscribed by Haig-Brown to Washington State fly fisherman, Wes Drain. Wes Drain fished the Stillaguamish River extensively beginning in the 1940s and caught the Washington State record fly-caught steelhead of twenty-pound, seven ounces during the 1947-48 season on his own fly creation, Drain's 20, one of first flies to utilize florescent materials. He was an early pioneer fishing dry flies for steelhead, and a close friend of Mike Kennedy, who is featured in one of the enclosed photos. The two volumes are bound in their original bright red cloth with gilt titles on the spines and front covers. A nice, bright and clean set. Fine with just a touch of edge wear to the cloth. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Bruce Cave Fine Fly Fishing Books, IOBA. [Citrus Heights, CA, U.S.A.]
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