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The Book of the Dry Fly

Nature volume 85, page 39 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation



THE second edition of Mr. Dewar's “Book of the Dry Fly” follows the first after an interval of thirteen years. It is to be regretted that this second edition is, in reality, little more than a reprint of the first; the art of dry-fly fishing has been developed, and knowledge of the natural history of the trout and ot the aquatic creatures upon which it feeds has advanced during these years, and it is a little deceptive to find that references to “last year” in a book with 1910 on the title-page refer to 1896. The deception may even be turned to confusion by the addition of a footnote modifying or contradicting the statements made in the text.

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