COARSE FISHING. By H.T. Sheringham.

COARSE FISHING. By H.T. Sheringham.

THE NATURAL TROUT FLY AND ITS IMITATION: BEING AN ANGLER'S RECORD OF INSECTS SEEN AT THE WATERSIDE AND THE METHOD OF TYING THEIR FLIES. By Leonard West. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

THE NATURAL TROUT FLY AND ITS IMITATION: BEING AN ANGLER'S RECORD OF INSECTS SEEN AT THE WATERSIDE AND THE METHOD OF TYING THEIR FLIES. By Leonard West. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

MINOR TACTICS OF THE CHALK STREAM AND KINDRED STUDIES. By G.E.M. Skues (Seaforth and Soforth). Second edition.

(1910) 1914 2nd edition. Large 8vo (165 x 255mm). Ppxiv,133 + 2pp advertisements. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece of flies. Binding A. Dark olive-brown cloth, spine and upper board titled in gilt.

"If one had to name a single book which changed the course of fly-fishing, this would probably be it. Published in 1910 when the cult of the dry fly had reached a high point, Minor Tactics threw a sensational spanner in the works. Skues was 53, a successful London solicitor and avid fly-fisher with a razor-keen mind. He refused to follow Mr Halford into the straitjacket of 'Dry Fly Only' practice. Instead Skues demonstrated that upstream nymph fishing for chalk stream trout was based on an old method, as sporting, as demanding and as interesting (if not more so) than fishing dry. The arguments have been smouldering ever since". (From the introduction to the Flyfisher's Classic Library edition by David Burnett).
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12584
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Author Skues (George Edward MacKenzie). (1858-1949).
Book Code 12584
ISBN B001AVWY7K.
Book Description End-papers very browned, cloth slightly bubbled and used. Good-plus.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1914
Publisher A and C Black.
Place London.