THE COMPLETE FLY FISHERMAN: THE NOTES AND LETTERS OF THEODORE GORDON. Edited with an introduction by John McDonald.
FISHING: MY LIFE'S HOBBY. By Norman McCaskie. With an Introduction by G.E.M. Skues. Edited and illustrated by Colonel C.S. Heaton-Armstrong, O.B.E.
1950 1st edition. 1st issue. 4to (190 x 254mm). Pp96. Colour frontispiece, b/w photographs, illustrations. Binding A: Green cloth titled in gilt. Errata slip * / An astute and amusing collection of essays on trout and grayling fishing, and flies and their imitation, largely based on the Tweed and other Border waters, and on Loch Leven and Cobbinshaw Loch, with occasional excursions to the south. The author was an innovative angler, describing his use of the dry fly on the hitherto predominantly wet-fly waters of the north, and his preference for the use of imitative flies on lakes such as Loch Leven, still at that time, a stronghold of the fancy fly. In this he may have been influenced by his close friend, G.E.M. Skues, who provides a lengthy and interesting Introduction. Norman McCaskie was the older brother of H.B. McCaskie*. Errata slip to list of illustrations (correcting the title of the frontispiece painting from a "potter" tackle to an "otter" tackle).
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|Author||McCaskie (Norman James). (d. 1944).|
|Book Description||Quite faded and used. Good only in used dust-wrapper.|