2010 1st edition. The Crowood Press. Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Large 8vo. Pp192. Colour plates of flies, colour photographs throughout, brief bibliography. Black boards. Mint unread copy in dust-wrapper.
The purpose "of this invaluable, comprehensive, and beautifully illustrated book is twofold. Firstly, to discuss the design and dressing of reservoir trout flies with a view to understanding how they actually appear to the trout. Secondly, to provide a reference guide to the most popular and successful reservoir fly patterns in use today." Chapters include; reservoir fly fishing - from early beginnings to the present day; tying your own flies is essential; practical aspects of fly tying; choice of fly hooks; the diet of trout; features that make artificial flies attractive to trout; choosing a collection of flies. The fly pattern section is divided into; nymphs; wet flies; lures (including Fry Patterns); dry flies and emergers; terrestrials. An appendix is included, entitled "The Amber Nymph at Blagdon by Dr. Howard Bell".