Books for sale from the legendary
Catskill fly tiers' personal library
Harry & Elsie Darbee
Harry Darbee was the author of the classic book “Catskill flytier: My life, times, and techniques”
The Darbees are members of the The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame.
It's not every day that you get a chance to own a piece of American fly fishing history.
When I get time I will list a few of these books here.
In the meantime, contact me if you are interested in some of these early fly fishing books
from the Darbee's own library. email me at dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Their bookplate from one of these books is shown at right.
information on The Darbees is available for you to read at
My great uncle Walt Theimer made the fly tying vices for the Darbees,
as shown in the bookplate, and fished with Harry Darbee.
He once told me that Elsie did most of the tying
and Harry did most of the fishing.
I still have one of my uncle's vices.
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