ThanksThe main Bible these days is "The North Country Fly (Yorkshire's Soft Hackle Tradition" by Robert L Smith.
The North Country Fly: Yorkshire's Soft Hackle Tradition on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The North Country Fly: Yorkshire's Soft Hackle Traditionwww.amazon.com
Goes into history and origins and corrects a few mistakes.
The quote included shipping ,nobody has ever said fly fishing is a cheap sport. Thankfully water access in the U.S. is still free you just need a fishing licenseGood price if it does including delivery. If not, I doubt if it comes to $83 equivalent!
Blimey Ged how thick am I? Just realised the OP is not in UK.I only posted that link Steven as it's Amazon US. Don't know these days how much postage from UK to US would be plus any import costs/tax. It's quite a heavy book. I picked mine up from the BFFi nearly 2 years ago now.