Covers the whole spectrum of species that can be caught on the fly; 450 patterns in superb colour and individual recipes for their tying; Each fly has its best method of use, its history and preferred species; Wherever you are in the world there are fish that can be caught on the fly. It may be in the all too brief summer of the high arctic or the blistering heat of the tropics. It could be among the classical surroundings of an English chalk stream or the rugged grandeur of Tierra del Fuego. The fish themselves may be stunningly huge or devilishly cunning. Some may be truly beautiful and others rather bland, but binding the whole is the magical world of the fly fisher who wants nothing other than to cast concoctions of fur, feather and synthetics. The flies may be exquisitely crafted imitations of minute insects or wonderful imaginations using rare and exotic feathers, or they may bear more resemblance to bait fishes; and yet they are all capable of deceiving fish into accepting them. Throughout the world the range of artificial flies is enormous. There are certainly many thousands, with more being developed every day, but some have stood the test of time and others have been quickly accepted as bench marks in the fly fisher's armoury of patterns. Within this book are flies to inspire you to stretch your fly fishing boundaries or maybe to bring new ideas to your home patch. The author aims to give working flies for every situation throughout the world where it is possible to fly fish and to stimulate the fly fisher into further horizons.
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Peter Cockwill is an acclaimed fishing writer who has published Introduction to Fly Tying (1996) and has written for many fishing magazines. He runs Albury Game Angling in Surrey.
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Book Description Collins & Brown, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1855859777