By: Grant, George

Price: $270.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Fine

Grant, George. MONTANA TROUT FLIES. A study, discussion and review of most of the popular trout flies that have been used in fishing the waters of Montana and other Western states during a period extending from about 1915 to the 1960's. While essentially a pattern book, it also delves deeply into the origin and purpose of each fly, and where appropriate, relates the artificial to its natural counterpart. Also includes BIG HOLE RIVER MEMORIES. History and Reminiscence, and LAMENTS OF A RIVER RAT. A flyfisherman's conservation philosophy. 4to 9" x 11" illus. with line drawings by Harvey Eckart and 7 color plates of flies by Mike Fong in pocket at back. Portland: Champoeg Press. 218 p. + 7 color plates in pocket. 1981. 1st Lmt. Ed. No. 83 of 1950 Numbered Copies. [Cat. 2017]. 17-0123 z. – This copy belonged to the late Dan Labbe, an ardent collector and cataloger of western fly patterns. Don was a long-time member of the GGACC in San Francisco, but he was born in Missoula MT and learned to tie flies by watching Jack Boehme tie flies. He also watched Pott hair flies being tied, and knew Paul; Bunyan. A hand-written copy of a letter from Labbe to George Grant on GGA&CC stationary is included, plus an answer to Labbe in lengthy typed & signed letter from Grant about western tyers dated Dec. 2, 1982. The book is inscribed on flyleaf: “Best Wishes to my good friend Don Labbe. George Grant.” Don Labbe’s printed labels also on fly leaf. Hardcover. Fine no DJ as issued.. [$300] $270


Author / Maker: Grant, George

Illustrator: Harvey Eckart

Categories: Entomolgy, Rivers, Lakes & Ponds,

Edition: 1st Limited Edition. No. 83 of 1950 Copies.

Publisher: Portland:, Champoeg Press. 218 p.: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No DJ.

Inscription: "Best Wishes to my good friend Don Labbe. George

Size: 4to illus.

Seller ID: 170123

Keywords: Fly Tying, Fly Fishing, Fly Patterns,