University of Wyoming's Rare Fly Fishing Books

March 14, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

The University of Wyoming’s Frederick Willcox Toppan and LaFontaine Collections hold an impressive number of rare angling books, including “Dry Fly Entomology” by Frederic M. Halford. Halford pioneered dry fly-fishing in the late 19th century in England, then helped introduce it to America. The book contains over 100 actual flies tied by Halford.