Alfred Ronalds: Australia's First Fly Tier Mick Hall


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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