THE DOMESDAY BOOK OF GIANT SALMON: A RECORD OF THE LARGEST ATLANTIC SALMON  EVER CAUGHT. By Fred Buller.

THE DOMESDAY BOOK OF GIANT SALMON: A RECORD OF THE LARGEST ATLANTIC SALMON EVER CAUGHT. By Fred Buller.

LOCH LOMOND: A STUDY IN ANGLING CONDITIONS.

LOCH LOMOND: A STUDY IN ANGLING CONDITIONS.

HOW TO TIE SALMON FLIES: A TREATISE ON THE METHODS OF TYING THE VARIOUS KINDS OF SALMON FLIES. With illustrated directions, and containing the dressings of forty flies. By Captain Hale, East Lancashire Regiment. First edition.

1892 1st edition. 8vo. (150mm x 230mm). xi pp + 123 pp + colophon + 4 pp advertisements (Walbran, Bartleet, Hardy, Farlows, Braddell). Illustrated with text figures from steel engravings, title-page printed in black and red. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper board, bevelled edges, top edge gilt.

Hale's text is very practical and is supported by fine illustrations of unusual clarity. "He was a supporter of the then very strong lobby which insisted that a salmon fly had to be 100pct correctly dressed as to originality, colour, position of individual feathers or their fibres, length, and neatness of all materials used, if it was to attract a fish. His instructions for tying on materials are as useful today as they were when they were written, for Hale was able to describe the most difficult or tricky techniques. I would place him at the height of the transition from the early 'drab' flies, through the 'gaudy fly' period which included Hale, to the simplified patterns of today". (John Veniard in his introduction to the FFCL edition).
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46349
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Author Hale (John Henry). (1863-1950).
Book Code 46349
ISBN B01B6KPQ4C
Book Description Contemporary library bookplates (one partially removed from front end-paper). Front hinge torn, large section of half-title page cut out otherwise a clean and bright copy. Overall good-plus. Errata slip tipped-in.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1892
Publisher Sampson Low, Marston and Co.
Place London.