Alfred Ronalds: Australia's First Fly Tier
Australia's Mick Hall presents an enlightning look at
the life of Alfred Ronalds (1802-1858), best known in the angling
community as the author of The Fly-Fisher's Entomology.
Hall traces Ronalds life from his early years in
England -- to his "fresh start" and final days in Australia.
By the time he died in 1858, Ronalds had been a draftsman,
engraver, copperplate printer, lithographer, surveyor,
researcher, author, fishing-tackle maker, fly-tier, gold
prospector, nurseryman, and market gardener; he had
married twice and fathered 12 children .... and had led
the life of an adventurer.
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