NYMPHS AND THEIR DRESSINGS. Being the actual patterns evolved described  and dressed by that famous fisherman and great writer on matters  piscatorial, G.E.M. Skues, Esq.

NYMPHS AND THEIR DRESSINGS. Being the actual patterns evolved described and dressed by that famous fisherman and great writer on matters piscatorial, G.E.M. Skues, Esq.

G.E.M. SKUES: THE WAY OF A MAN WITH A TROUT. By T. Donald Overfield.

G.E.M. SKUES: THE WAY OF A MAN WITH A TROUT. By T. Donald Overfield.

G.E.M. SKUES: THE WAY OF A MAN WITH A TROUT. By T. Donald Overfield.

"George Edward Mackenzie Skues was, by common consent, the senior angler of his day. His mastery of the art of fly-fishing for trout was based on acute observation and the application of sound common sense, and the invaluable results of his experience became available in four outstanding books published between 1910 and 1939". In this book, Donald Overfield has gathered together seventy-one articles and thirty letters by Skues that have previously appeared in The Flyfisher's Club Journal but never in book form. To compliment these articles Overfield has included a brief biography of the man, chapters on his published fly patterns, his rod (the 'World's Best Rod'), the nymph controversy and an assessment of the immense contribution that Skues made to flyfishing. A very good and important book on one of the most important men in the history of flyfishing. This is a copy of the very scarce de luxe edition*. "Although the limitation page lists the number of copies, far fewer were actually completed". (A.F. Sismore. pers. comm.).
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Author Overfield (T. Donald).
Book Code 45783
ISBN 0510225063 / 0510225063
Book Description Very fine set in slipcase. Slipcase has one small mark. #36 of an edition of less than 150 copies * / 1977 1st edition. Two volumes, one of text and one of which has 4 fold-out mounts containing 20 nymphs tied by Jim Nice. Handsomely bound in green Ni
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1977
Publisher Ernest Benn.
Place London.