A Guide to Tying North Country Flies - Mike Harding

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Gosh - they go for a few quid. Cheapest I could see was on eBay at £380 or offer.
 

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Does anyone know where I can buy a copy of this book for sensible money??

Paul

I sold one a year back Paul, but they do come up on eBay for reasonable money at times, never understood why it’s so pricey TBH it’s just a series of pics.
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Thanks Steven. Rod D. recommended various books on North Country Flies. Mike Harding's book was one on this list - I read a few reviews and thought it was worth getting hold of but I can live without it at the prices it seems to go for.

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Thanks Steven. Rod D. recommended various books on North Country Flies. Mike Harding's book was one on this list - I read a few reviews and thought it was worth getting hold of but I can live without it at the prices it seems to go for.

Paul

Rods gone NCS mad apparently told me today he’s tied loads for his visit on Sunday.
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The book cost £14.99 back in 2009 when first printed, I still can't get my head round how much it's suppose to be worth now. :noidea:
A 10 year old book and not the best or a definitive tomb on NCS.
 

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Bought mine from Amazon £9.99 Harding tried to sell me one signed for £12.99 at the BFFI.
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Good old Amazon, fleecing the author out of his dues. :eek:mg:
Mine is a signed copy, but got of these forums some years ago, favour for favour so to say. :whistle:

I bought it two weeks before the show, didn’t even know he’d be there. Amazon must have sold loads of his books for him Ged so I think he did alright out of it.
I think they fetch less money if signed by the Rochdale cowboy. :p
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I bought it two weeks before the show, didn’t even know he’d be there. Amazon must have sold loads of his books for him Ged so I think he did alright out of it.
I think they fetch less money if signed by the Rochdale cowboy. :p
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Book soiled. :eek:mg: I have seen him at BFFi but he wasn't signing at the time. Did see him do his one man show donkeys ago, funniest I every come across. :thumbs:
 

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The book cost £14.99 back in 2009 when first printed, I still can't get my head round how much it's suppose to be worth now. :noidea:
A 10 year old book and not the best or a definitive tomb on NCS.

Does seem a tad odd, though as I've got one I'm not complaining! :thumbs: Isn't signed though.
 

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The worlds gone mad . its like the Falkus book on spey casting . Was selling for 100s I bought mine new from a remainder book shop for £15 . As for Mike Hardings book if they are that popular ill be sticking mine on ebay . Unless someone makes me an offer a tight fisted old Yorkshireman cant refuse. Ill stick with my TE Pritt and the like.

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I tell you the worlds gone mad. A true story for you :We were on a cruise a month ago . I was separated from my Rolex by a scum bag in Barcelona . So I claims on my Insurance and yesterday travelled to a rolex dealer to get my new replacement . Now interestingly there is a waiting list to buy that watch , anything from 6 months to fve years is quoted and yet as the insurers deal direct with watches of switzerland I jumped all the waiting lists , but I wont receive the original registration until I have waited 12 months . The reason ? At the moment I could flog the watch as used for several thousand more than its retail. As soon as I walk out of the shop so the retailers Are trying to stop people buying one and immediately reselling . Potty isnt it . I have no intention of flogging it , but it is an example of how supply and demand can screw things around . I see on the interweb that there is a nice reprint of T E Pritts North Country Flies at £ 75 . It seems potty that Hardings book goes for£100. I am not saying his is a bad book but £100 ?... O and just noticed there is a used copy of John Roberts " Guide to river trout flies " IMO superior in every way to Hardings book on sale on ABE books for £18 . My favourite river pattern book bar none....

O M W
 
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There was one on amazon.co.uk at the nice price of 4000+£, after only about two months it was sold.

There were two on amazon.com at 4000+$, haven't checked if they've sold again.

I'm just waiting till someone puts one up on there for 40£ or something around there.

I've just checked and they've gone up in price :rolleyes:
https://www.amazon.com/Guide-North-Country-Flies-Step/dp/1845134893 5000$, probably because the one in the uk sold for 4k GBP.
 
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I bet it didn’t really sell?
You’d have to be a loony to pay that for what I consider to be a very mediocre book.
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How about Robert L Smith book The North Country Fly £25.00 hardback and Steve Skuce book Grayling Flies £19.95 hardback signed or North Country Flies £19.95 paperback all from Coch-Y-Bonddu Books.

I have fished and tied Spiders for over fifty years and are simple to tie but deadly.

Various persalls silks and snipe, woodcock, partridge hackles and a mole skin and a block of cobblers wax.

Lots of videos on Youtube.
 
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