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DUN knows the important history of women in fly fishing.  We believe that knowing this history gives us a firm foundation to build our future.  By a Thread, by Erin Block is just that.  A history lesson that lets us in on a secret we already know, but many do not.  Women have been involved in the world of fly tying for a very long time. 

Written in a stance of retrospection, Erin takes us on the long journey of women fly tiers from the heart of the nineteenth century to today.  Cleverly written and an easy read, walk through the pages of yesteryear with tiers Carrie Frost, Helen Shaw and Megan Boyd.  Learn what happened to legendary Sara Jane McBride and hear about the tiers that currently live among us.

Published by The Whitefish Press, the book can be purchased from Amazon or direct from the publisher.


By a Thread

by Erin Block

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In this retrospective on women and fly tying, author Erin Block uncovers a largely hidden side of fly fishing history. From the heart of the nineteenth century to the present, the work of fifteen famous fly tiers are outlined in this seminal work. From Carrie Frost, who built an empire on the Mississippi River, to Carrie Stevens, who built a legend in Maine, some of the most important names in fly angling are covered in detail. Portraits of famed commercial tiers like Elizabeth Greig, Winnie Dette, Mary Dette Clark, Elsie Darbee, Helen Shaw, Megan Boyd, and Frances Stearns are included, along with modern tiers Cathy Beck, Sharon E. Wright, and April Vokey. And historical figures, from Dame Juliana Berners 

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