full title: "the Curtis Creek Manifesto, A Fully Illustrated Guide to the Strategy, Finesse, Tactics and Paraphernalia of Fly Fishing" by Sheridan Anderson; copyright 1978; softbound; very good condition with unmarked pages.
Finest beginner fly-fishing guide due to its simple, straight-forward approach. It is laced with outstanding humor provided in its hundreds of illustrations. All the practical information you need to know is presented in an extremely delightful way such as rod, reel, fly line and fly selection, casting, reading water, insect knowledge to determine which fly pattern to use, striking and playing fish, leaders and knot tying, fly tying, rod repairs, and many helpful tips. A great, easy-to-understand book.