MODERN DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRY FLY: THE NEW DRY FLY PATTERNS, THE  MANIPULATION OF DRESSING THEM AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES OF THEIR USE. By  Frederic M. Halford.

MODERN DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRY FLY: THE NEW DRY FLY PATTERNS, THE MANIPULATION OF DRESSING THEM AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES OF THEIR USE. By Frederic M. Halford.

THE WAY OF A TROUT WITH A FLY: AND SOME FURTHER STUDIES IN MINOR TACTICS.  By G.E.M. Skues (Seaforth and Soforth). First edition.

THE WAY OF A TROUT WITH A FLY: AND SOME FURTHER STUDIES IN MINOR TACTICS. By G.E.M. Skues (Seaforth and Soforth). First edition.

SIDE-LINES, SIDE-LIGHTS AND REFLECTIONS: FUGITIVE PAPERS OF A CHALK-STREAM ANGLER. By G.E.M. Skues. (Seaforth and Soforth).

(1932) ND [1938] reprint. Large 8vo (160 x 255mm). Pp473 + 2 pp ads. B/w photograph plates and a very few drawings. Publisher's brown cloth, titled in gilt on spine only. This is a lighter brown cloth than the norm.

"Twelve years have passed since Mr. G.E.M. Skues last gave us the fruits of his experience- twelve years of theories tried and accepted or discarded. And here is the result, written in his irresistible style with that dry sense of humour which destroys false theories like a cleansing flame". Articles reprinted from The Journal of the Flyfishers' Club, The Field, Fishing Gazette, Salmon and Trout Magazine, the Bulletin of the Anglers' Club of New York, etc. Skues's famous earlier books were published at his instigation, by A and C Black. Side-lines, by contrast, was put together at the request of another publisher, Seeley Service and Co. Ltd., producers of the Lonsdale Library series. Skues was sceptical of the need for a miscellany of his writings, and this book was always regarded by him as a poor relation to its predecessors. Nonetheless, Sidelines contains some brilliant material, including the famous spoof "Carrot Fly" controversy, and his most celebrated story, Mr Theodore Castwell in hell, curiously titled "Some Letter". Skues was a prodigious writer for angling journals for more than fifty years, His articles collected here make a fascinating monument to his genius. The true first edition was dated 1932 on the title-page. The book was reissued in 1938 but without a date on the title-page. This is a copy of the 1938 second issue.
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Author Skues (George Edward MacKenzie). (1858-1949).
Book Code 45146
ISBN B001AW1T6Q
Book Description Cloth slightly bubbled and marked, foxing to edges and end-papers otherwise a good clean copy. Lacks dust-wrapper. Antony Michael Hoare bookplate to front end-paper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1938
Publisher Seeley, Service and Co.
Place London.