A SALMON FISHER'S ODYSSEY: RIVERS AND REFLECTIONS. By John Ashley-Cooper. Illustrated with 7 colour plates and 64 text photographs.

A SALMON FISHER'S ODYSSEY: RIVERS AND REFLECTIONS. By John Ashley-Cooper. Illustrated with 7 colour plates and 64 text photographs.
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Author Ashley-Cooper (John). (d.1986).
Book Code 1740
ISBN B000PJ9HTG
Book Description Mint in slipcase.

(1982) 1996 new edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Pp352. Colour & b/w photographs, illustrations, maps. Fully bound in dark green bonded leather, gilt FFCL motif to upper board, marbled end-papers, silk marker ribbon, top ed
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1996
Publisher The Flyfisher's Classic Library.
Place Bovey Tracey.
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This is the attractively bound Flyfisher's Classic Library edition limited to 500 copies only. This edition contains a new foreword by Sir David Wills. "Few people, if any, in the past century can have had as deep a knowledge of the lives of salmon, the rivers which they frequent and the skills of a top class fisherman, but John Ashley-Cooper was the brilliant and modest possessor of all these talents, and his friends and the other readers of 'A Salmon Fisher's Odyssey' can only be immensely grateful to him for this book and the fascinating record it provides" (Sir David Wills 1996). John Ashley-Cooper "has fished many rivers, in many countries, during a lifetime of fishing for salmon. In this book he sets down his recollections of these [rivers] most of which he has known over a long period." Chapters include: General reflections; Considerations on salmon fishing; Behaviour of fishermen; Behaviour of salmon; Flies and fly making; The Test; The Avon; The Frome; The Dart; The Tamar; The Wye; The Helmsdale; The Oykel; The Ness; The Findhorn; The Spey; The Deveron; The Dee; The North Esk; The South Esk; The Tay; The Tweed; The Luce; The Stinchar; The Laggan; The Awe; The Lochy; The Gruinard; The Broom; The Grimersta; The Borgie; The Naver; The Thurso; The Blackwater (Co. Cork); Norway; Iceland.

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