2011 1st edition. Silver Sedge Books. Milton Keynes, Bucks.
4to. Ppviii,232. Colour photographs of flies by Peter Gathercole & colour photographs throughout. Green boards. Mint in dust-wrapper.
..."shared by Mick O'Farrell with selected photographs by Peter Gathercole." This is a useful and interesting new book by Mick O'Farrell in which he presents hundreds of successful fly-patterns, and discusses his experiences in Britain and Ireland. "My message is simple - to be a complete fly-fisher you must be able to tie flies. Within A Passion for Trout's 240 pages I have included a comprehensive range of fly patterns for both river and lake trout, over 400 in all covering my favoured disciplines of dry-fly, wet-fly and nymph. Each fly is illustrated with colour photogras and each has a precise and detailed recipe to make sure that the reader can tie the fly exactly as I intended and in doing so enjoy the same success." Chapters include: Fly fishing by design; Chapter 1. Reservoirs and lakes - stillwater dry fly, an unusual catch, stillwater nymphing, a family of buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Draycote Water, emergers, stillwater wet-fly, a season on Pitsford, lures and things, Elinor trout fishery; Chapter 2. Rivers - the Suir, dry-fly on the Suir, accidental dry-fly, wet-fly on the Suir, upstream nymphing, some things never change, evening fishing, a beautiful springer; Chapter 3. Loughs and lakes - Lough Carra, a memorable evening, behaving like an idiot, Lough Carrowmore, Lough Lein; Chapter 4. Casting off - flies and fly tying, competition fishing, catch and release, the future.