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2007 signed first edition, Stackpole Books (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania), 8 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches tall blue cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, gilt lettering to spine, green endpapers, copiously illustrated with full color photographs, xii, 172 pp. Very slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers, with very minor bumping to the lower tips. Nicely flat signed by the author on the title page. Otherwise, a very good copy-clean, bright and unmarked-in a like dust jacket which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. A first print with the number line on the copyright page 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Note that this is a heavy and oversized book, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. ~SP36~ Barr is the most successful designer of commercially distributed flies in the world. The Barr Emerger is an unrivaled pattern for western mayfly situations, and the Copper John has evolved into the most popular fly of the millennium. Learn Barr's methods for tying his favorite flies, with step-by-step instructions and clear color photos, so even inexperienced tiers can create the Copper John, Barr Emerger, B/C Hopper, Tung Teaser, Slumpbuster, and more. John Barr shares his 'confidence' patterns, the flies that he carries with him at all times to cover nearly every scenario an angler might encounter on the water. When used at an appropriate time with a good presentation, they are guaranteed to catch fish. Barr tells how he developed each fly, gives tips on when and how to fish them, and explains how he fishes multiple-fly rigs with the Copper John as the center of a 3-fly system that optimizes fish-catching potential.
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