Crowood Press 1st 1985
Very, very minor sunning to top edge of boards, very minor creasing/curling to d/w edges + 1 small tear o/w VG++/VG+ 1015 gms
"This book thankfully does not follow this well-trodden path [that angling books often do], taking as it does anglers, even those with scant experience, a good way down the path to success." (From the foreword by John Wilshaw, editor of Trout Fisherman magazine). Chapters include: Fly tying instruction - tools, modern materials, personal techniques, tying a wet fly, tying a nymph, tying a lure, tying a leaded nymph, specialist dubbing mixes, using deer hair, common mistakes in fly tying, tying a whip finish; entomology and the artificial - Corixa, Chironomids, the olives, crane fly, fly feeding trout, shrimps and golice, dragon and damsel flies, the sedges, phantom midge, leeches, Caenis, snails, mayflies, miscellaneous; recent developments - rats tails, dog and frog nobblers, the waggy lure, tube flies, tandems and multi-hook rigs, buoyant lures, the palmers, specials from America; major stillwaters - Blagdon, Rutland Water, Grafham, Lough Mask and Lough Carra, Chew Valley, Loch Watten and the Hill Lochs, Pitsford Water, Queen Mother Reservoir, Tittesworth Reservoir, Ardleigh, Draycote, Eyebrook, the gravel pit fisheries, natural trout lakes, the small fisheries. Appendices give fly tyings and a list of reservoirs.