An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton was also a legend in the world of fly fishing. This lost classic, originally published in 1951, combines evocative reminiscences of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions for fly-tying. Exquisite sketches of tools and fishing scenes complement the text. 105 illustrations.
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John Atherton first gained fame after moving from San Francisco to New York City to stake his claim as a commercial artist. Encouraged by a fellow artist, Atherton eventually moved away from the commercial art scene and became immersed in the realist approach to painting landscapes. Atherton would go on to win several prestigious awards during the Second World War for his patriotic artwork, at which point he went on to create covers for numerous publications, most notablyThe Saturday Evening Post. Along with his many works of art, Atherton became famous among the fly-fishing community for his beautiful fly patterns. He lived in Arlington, Vermont.
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