Fishing Flies

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9780007288458: Fishing Flies

The most complete guide to fishing flies
Describes every type of fly – freshwater and saltwater
Covers flies from around the world
Every fly is illustrated with a specially taken photograph
Flies are tied by some of the world’s most famous fly-tiers

Collins Fishing Flies is the encyclopaedic guide to the huge range of flies now being used by the modern fly-fisherman, whether they are fishing for the traditional quarry of salmon and trout, chasing bonefish on the tropical flats of the Caribbean, or stalking pike in the cold fens of East Anglia, and everything in between. Collins Fishing Flies not only describes every type of fly used to catch all types of fresh- and saltwater fish, it also describes every type from every country that is currently used. This unique combination allows the fisherman to select flies that may have never been used in their area, or never used to catch that species of fish, or perhaps both, and thus allow the fish to be offered something different.
Collins Fishing Flies is divided into fourteen sections:
EARLY FLIES
NORTH COUNTRY SPIDERS
LARVAE & PUPA
DRY FLIES AND FLOATING FLIES
CUT- OR BURNT-FEATHER WINGS
UPWINGED FLY SPINNER
FANCY WET FLIES OR LOCH/SEA TROUT FLIES
STREAMERS AND BUCKTAILS
FLIES FOR SALMON, SEA TROUT AND STEELHEAD
SHRIMPS AND PRAWNS
SALMON DRY FLIES
FLIES FOR SEA-RUN TROUT: SEA TROUT, STEELHEAD, CUTTHROAT AND CHAR
FLIES FOR FRESHWATER PREDATORS
SALTWATER FLIES
For each fly the exact recipe is given, with hints on how to tie the perfect fly, plus a specially commissioned photograph of that fly. In all over 1300 flies are covered in detail.

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The most complete guide to fishing flies Describes every type of fly - freshwater and saltwater Covers flies from around the world Every fly is illustrated with a specially taken photograph Flies are tied by some of the world's most famous fly-tiers

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[Review of hardcover edition: ] Any library with a large population of fishermen among its users would want this work, as would most land-grant colleges.--Clay Williams"Booklist" (11/01/2010)

[Review of hardcover edition: ] This is a dependable standard guide and a good read, too.... Even if you never dip a line, it's fascinating.--Kate Wallace"Saint John Telegraph-Journal" (07/24/2010)

[Review of hardcover edition: ] A mind-boggling array of flies... The volume brims with hard-won advice and entertaining anecdotes.--Robert Reid"Waterloo Region Record" (08/28/2010)

[Review of hardcover edition: ] Greenhalgh states he is not interested in showing us any fly-fishing flies that have not caught fish, and that alone should merit this book more attention than others that show us pretty flies with no track record... Although the work does not explain how to tie flies, anyone who has taken a class from a decent teacher will be able to make flies from the descriptions given here... Each chapter begins with the history of fishing for that particular type of fish. Within chapters, entries are organized into subsections and include "recipes" (uniform lists of parts) along with brief descriptions. Often there are three flies described and pictured on a page. Jason Smalley's illustrations are lovely color photos on white paper... Any library with a large population of fishermen among its users would want this work, as would most land-grant colleges with fisheries programs. The book is large and heavy because of the paper's quality but very reasonably priced.--Clay Williams"Booklist" (11/01/2010)

[Review of hardcover edition: ] Fishing Flies: A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly presents a mind-boggling array of flies--more than 1,300--for use under almost every conceivable condition. Fly angler, fly tier and conservationist Malcolm Greenhalgh and photographer Jason Smiley provide an informative and handsome compendium of many of the world's artificial flies--covering dry and wet flies, nymphs and streamers for fresh and saltwater species. The volume brims with hard-won advice and entertaining anecdotes.--Robert Reid"Waterloo Region Record" (08/28/2010)

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