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:
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
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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Malcolm Greenhalgh is a fly-fisher, fly-tyer, conservationist and writer. He has fly-fished in rivers, lakes and the sea throughout Europe and North America, sought bonefish, permit and tarpon on many a tropical 'flat' and searched for toothy predators in remote Amazonian tributaries. He is author of about fifteen books on fish and fly-fishing. He has demonstrated fly-tying at many fairs, shows and conclaves and on many videos/DVDs.
Jason Smalley has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, specialising on wildlife, countryside and gardens. His photographs appear in a wide range of magazines and journals, including The Field, Country Life, BBC Wildlife and Reader's Digest. He also photographs all the flies appearing in the magazine Fly-Fishing & Fly-Tying.
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Book Description Collins, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000728845X