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Trey Combs.
Steelhead Fly Fishing. {Limited Edition with Fly Patterns Dressed by Some of the Book's Contributors Tipped-in}
New York. Lyons & Burford, Publishers. 1991. Limited Edition. Book number 211 of 250 copies published. Signed by Trey Combs on the limitation page. With a steelhead fly dressed by Trey Combs, a "Purple Peril," crafted on a 1/0 hook and mounted within a recessed rectangle on a blue velvet covered board. Quarto (11 x 9). 494 pp. including bibliography, index. This book is inscribed by Trey Combs to the late British Columbia Fisheries Biologist, Ric Olmsted. Ric was a gifted and knowledable expert fly fisherman who would conduct accurate steelhead count surveys on British Columbia rivers and streams by catching and releasing fish within a designated stretch of river to determine overall fish populations. He was a one-of-a-kind biologist, as well as a sporting bookseller who specialized in Roderick Haig-Brown books; he was also a good friend who furnished many H-B titles described in my Haig-Brown bibliography. Sadly he died at age 53 in 2001. Ric was friends with a bevy of well-known fly fishers and fly dressers, including Alec Jackson, Harry Lemire, Mike Maxwell, Collin Schadrech, and Bob Veverka - a fly dressed by each of these five men is tipped-in at their chapter headings. Laid-in the book is an invoice addressed to Ric from Trey Combs, along with a check from Ric payable to Trey Combs that wasn't cashed, and a map giving directions to the Combs' home in Port Townsend, Washington. Back to the book for a moment: it's illustrated in black by Loren Smith, and with color plates showing a huge number of fly patterns, complete with material lists for their dressing. A multitude … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bruce Cave Fine Fly Fishing Books, IOBA. [Citrus Heights, CA, U.S.A.]
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