Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Machynlleth.
(1994) 2009 new edition. 4to. Ppx,246. Colour photographs by Terry Griffiths, line illustrations by the author. Spiral-bound hardback. Slightly bumped & sl end-paper fault but a new and unread copy.
First published in 1994, Flytyer's Masterclass showcases the talents of British fly-tyer Oliver Edwards. Using his excellent knowledge of entomology and recognising specific characteristics of each species of fly he is creating, Edwards has developed his trademark of ultra realistic flies which are highly regarded for their near perfect imitation to the natural. Featuring patterns for the baetis nymph, ephemerella nymph, rhyacophila larva, and Klinkhamer special. For this new edition The Flyfisher's Library has commisioned new photographs by Terry Griffiths which depict each fly in stunning detail. The Flyfisher's Classic Library edition will be published in both standard and de luxe limited edition with a fly tied by the author. "It is a really seminal book by probably the greatest fly-tyer of our generation." Magnus Angus.