(2002) 2010 paperback edn. Merlin Unwin Books. Ludlow, Shropshire.
4to paperback. Pp160. Colour photographs throughout. Mint unread paperback.
Dutch flyfishing journalist, Leon Links, extols the extraordinary water-resistant properties of Cul de Canard feathers in this definitive guide. The book demonstrates the very latest CDC tying techniques and fly patterns. The patterns are often ingeniously simple, requiring easy tying steps and very few additional materials. He also features the ideas of many celebrated international fly-tyers such as Dutchmen Piet Weeda, Hans van Klinken and Theo Bakelaar; Gerhard Laible from Germany, Marc Petitjean of Switzerland and Marjan Fratnik of Slovenia; Elie Beerten of Belgium, Nicolas Ragonneau of France, Paolo Jaia of Italy, Rene Harrop from the U.S.A., Tetsumi Himeno of Japan, and many others. Full of practical step by step advice and tying tips.