1995 1st edition. 4to (195 x 252mm). Ppxii,163. 40 colour plates of flies, bibliography. Black boards, spine titled in gilt.
"This comprehensive, illustrated guide to the fishing flies of Ireland critically assesses the trout, salmon and seatrout patterns currently used by anglers in Ireland. In alphabetical order, it features the traditional Irish flies, plus the tried and tested flies that have been imported by anglers to Ireland: what they look like and the materials used to tie them; the loughs and rivers on which they are most frequently used; at what time of year and in which conditions to use them. And, most importantly, the book discloses which flies the locals, from the River Bann at Coleraine to Lough Currane at Waterville, recommend." The book is divided into three sections, wet flies, dry flies and salmon flies.