Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

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Bobby Marlene
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Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:40 pm

Every time I go through the pages of this book again it gets better and better. It is so well written and there is invaluable Information in every sentence.
I amglad to own a first edition copy. It makes reading this book even more of an experience. It is a must read for every fisherman, even those who never go after trout or grayling.
Thanks for looking, Bobby
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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Paul F » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:48 pm

You are right Chris, a must for anybody interested in north country fly patterns.

I have seen a number of deluxe editions, which are 2 volumes, with materials and tying methods throughout, it would be nice to own one of those.

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Martin James » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:50 pm

Some years ago a copy of the book written in 1916 fetched £1,980 at a Sotheby's auction

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Olly » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:37 pm

That must have been one of the limited to 60 - 2003 copies - a De-lux version - still selling at over £1000 up to nearly £2000!

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Bobby Marlene » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:43 pm

Well, I am very happy with my copy...

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Olly » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:59 pm

Yours is original!

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Luke » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:01 pm

There was a deluxe issue of the first edition also. Quite pricey these days:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20289/lot/142/

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by StefanDuma » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:31 pm

Luke wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:01 pm
There was a deluxe issue of the first edition also. Quite pricey these days:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20289/lot/142/
I was at that sale and purchased a couple of items, some cheap but some off the scale.

I still have the auction catalogue.

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by JohnClyde » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 am

Robert Smith's North Country Fly is a nice companion piece for historical detail on how Edmonds and Lee eventually put together the book.

I also have a first edition and probably treasure it the most of my fishing books. Smith does point out though that one unfortunate outcome of their efforts to standardise is that it eventually led to an almost cultish obsession with shades of pearsall silk.

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Re: Edmonds & Lee: Brook and River Trouting

Post by Bobby Marlene » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:55 pm

JohnClyde wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 am
Robert Smith's North Country Fly is a nice companion piece for historical detail on how Edmonds and Lee eventually put together the book.

I also have a first edition and probably treasure it the most of my fishing books. Smith does point out though that one unfortunate outcome of their efforts to standardise is that it eventually led to an almost cultish obsession with shades of pearsall silk.
Robert Smithˋs book is very good indeed. I must admit that I like Pearsalls, too.

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