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Practical fishing knots
Sosin, Mark.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Lyons Press, [1991]

Physical Description:
139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
2nd ed. of: Practical fishing knots / Lefty Kreh, Mark Sosin. 1972.

Includes index.
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SH452.9.K6 K74 1991C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Field & Stream Magazine called the first edition of this essential book: 'The longtime bible of knots and knot tying.' That edition sold more than 125,000 copies in the twenty years it remained in print. New lines and leaders, new knots, and new nomenclature have finally required a completely new book - and this is the fully re-written and freshly illustrated successor, a book that all owners of the original Practical Fishing Knots will surely want. Graced with the exceptionally clear line illustrations by Rod Walinchus, made especially for this new edition, this book is a must for all fishermen - fresh and saltwater, fly, bait, and spinning - who want the clearest possible instructions on how to tie all the essential knots that hold.

Author Notes

Lefty Kreh was born Bernard Victor Kreh in Frederick, Maryland on February 26, 1925. During World War II, he served in an Army artillery unit in Europe and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as a shift foreman at the federal government's bioweapons laboratories at Camp Detrick until the mid-1960s. He wrote a freelance outdoor column for The Frederick News-Post in the early 1950s and went on to write for other newspapers and outdoor magazines before becoming the outdoor editor for The Baltimore Sun newspapers, where he remained for 18 years before retiring at the age of 65.

He was a fly fisherman, casting instructor, and author. He wrote more than 30 books including Fly Fishing in Salt Water and Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques. He appeared on the fishing show Buccaneers and Bones. He designed a saltwater fly called Lefty's Deceiver, which appeared on an U. S. postage stamp in 1991. He died of congestive heart failure on March 14, 2018 at the age of 93.

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