Book-LaFontaine's Legacy by Al Beatty, Gary LaFontaine became famous for his trout patterns. He died of ALS in 2002 and his final designs, were left in the caring hands of friend, author, Al Beatty.
Book-LaFontaine's Legacy by Al and Gretchen Beatty, Gary LaFontaine became world famous for his innovative trout fly patterns. But his life was cut short when he died of ALS in 2002. His final designs, however, were left in the caring hands of friend, author, and professional tyer Al Beatty, who proceeded to tie and photograph LaFontaine's final set of undocumented patterns to create this book. Here are full-color photos and instructions on how to tie each of LaFontaine's last designs, showing each step in detail. This is a beautiful book, essential to every fly tyer, that is also a loving tribute to an innovative sportsman.
The twenty-six patterns with proper tying instructions detailed in this book are the final legacy of a renowned American angler. Throughout the work the Beattys provide thorough tying instructions which are accompanied by vivid full-color photographs to depict the various stages of creating each pattern on the tying bench as well as the completed fly. This book documents an important piece of American fly-fishing history. 144 page Hardcover edition. 8.5 x 11 inch format.