TROUT FLY RECOGNITION. By John Goddard. With drawings by Cliff Henry and a  list of over 150 artificial fly dressings by John Veniard.

TROUT FLY RECOGNITION. By John Goddard. With drawings by Cliff Henry and a list of over 150 artificial fly dressings by John Veniard.

CHALK STREAM FLIES. By C.F. Walker. With four plates in colour.

CHALK STREAM FLIES. By C.F. Walker. With four plates in colour.

FLY-TYING METHODS. By Darrel Martin.

1987 1st UK edition. Large 4to (280 x 222mm). Ppxii,276. Colour plates, b/w photographs, illustrations. Black cloth-backed boards.

An innovative and pioneering fly-tying book, currently out-of-print and difficult to find. Looks in detail at the natural fly, at fly-tying tools and materials, and in particular at dubbing and hackling methods, woven and wrapped bodies, hair-spinning, spun marabou and herl bodies. Chapters include: tying tackle and trim; The vice; The fly hook; Feathers and fluff; Hairs and furs; The insect and the plant; The naturals; The way of a fly - a preface to a theory of tying; Art of the fly; Fly-tying proportions; Hook and thread; Dubbing methods; The hackling methods; The head; The float body; The furled body; The Langley wing-loop method; The needle-body method; The Olsson parachute method; Wax bath methods for stripped peacock herl; The weaves and wraps; The spun Marabou method; The spun Zonker method; The spun herl method; The stem-loop parachute method; The single-thread hair spinning method; The extended body; The imitations (step by step instructions for a variety of patterns *), 34 pages. The Complete Tyer: The streamside tyer; Sans-vice tying; The spinning knot*. "The following patterns, both traditional and novel, were selected because they gather into a single text a remarkable variety of methods and skills. By blending methods and substituting materials even a greater variety of patterns may be created. Most of the included patterns require only a modicum of skill. And the instructional detail is extensive enough so that even the complex patterns are clear. No tyer should become lost in a maze of methods and materials".
£56.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
8335
More Information
Author Martin (Darrel).
Book Code 8335
ISBN No ISBN.
Book Description Boards slightly stained, slight use but good-plus. Author's inscription. "For Robert, who loves the nymph and the quick silver of the trout. Darrel Martin July 25th 1991", with a small vignette of a stonefly nymph.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1987
Publisher David and Charles.
Place Newton Abbot, Devon.