Alluring Lures: ‘The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies’

April 3, 2015 11:20 PM

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What’s the best way to catch a fish: impressionism or realism?

A new book, “The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $22.50) by writer and angler Ian Whitelaw, charts the development of the sport over the past six centuries. The basics are simple: a substantial line cast with a flexible rod. The excitement comes with the artificial f...

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