THE ART OF THE WET FLY. By W.S. Roger Fogg.

THE ART OF THE WET FLY. By W.S. Roger Fogg.

WET FLIES: TYING AND FISHING SOFT-HACKLES, WINGED AND WINGLESS WETS, AND FUZZY NYMPHS. By Dave Hughes. First edition reprint.

(1995) later reprint. 8vo (157 x 235mm). Ppx,226. Colour plates of flies, b/w photographs and illustrations, bibliography. Two-tone dark blue paper covered boards, dark blue titles to light blue spine.

"Over the years" the author discovered "that he was constantly running into situations where the best match for the hatch was wet fly. ...Hughes began to question the commonly held principle that a trout willing to strike a dry fly was wasted if taken any other way, and he began a systematic look at all the stages of insects that were best matched with subsurface patterns. ...His years of study, research, and writing have resulted in a new, important [work] on the subject of wet flies." Chapters include: The subsurface fly and the natural insect; Looking into literature; How it happened in America; Soft-hackles, flymphs, winged wets, and fuzzy nymphs; Tying soft-hackeld flies; Tying wingless wets, flymphs; Tying traditional winged wets; Tying fuzzy nymphs; Tackle for fishing subsurface flies; Tishing the surface and just below it; Methods for the mid-depths; Four men and their methods; Fishing small creeks with subsurface flies; Stages of the mayfly; Emergence and egg-laying activity of caddis; Subsurface secrets of stoneflies; Matching midges; Alders, and others; Arriving at your own patterns.
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Book Code
1442
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Author Hughes (Dave).
Book Code 1442
ISBN 0811718689 / 0811718689
Book Description Slight shelf-wear and soiling to edges, but a fine new unread copy in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1995
Publisher Stackpole Books.
Place Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.