THE BOOK OF THE GRAYLING: Being a description of the fish and the art of  angling for him, as practiced chiefly in the Midlands and the North of  England, By T.E. Pritt. With three illustrations in chromo-lithography  from original drawings by the author.

THE BOOK OF THE GRAYLING: Being a description of the fish and the art of angling for him, as practiced chiefly in the Midlands and the North of England, By T.E. Pritt. With three illustrations in chromo-lithography from original drawings by the author.

SUNSET PLAYGROUNDS: FISHING DAYS AND OTHERS IN CALIFORNIA AND CANADA. By  F.G. Aflalo.

SUNSET PLAYGROUNDS: FISHING DAYS AND OTHERS IN CALIFORNIA AND CANADA. By F.G. Aflalo.

DRY-FLY FISHING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. By Frederic M. Halford, "Detached Badger" of "The Field." Centenary Edition 1889-1989.

(1889) 1989 Centenary Edition. 8vo (165 x 241mm). Pp224. Plain plates, illustrations, slip-case. New preface by Dermot Wilson. Brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Only 1500 copies printed.

This is a Centenary Edition of what is widely recognised to be the greatest work on the subject of fly-fishing published in the last century. History has not always been kind to Mr Halford, indeed there have been periods during the last one hundred years when his name and his work have been denigrated, and his reputation has been associated with an excessive purism and a narrow dogma, thought to be the product of snobbishness and an exclusive cult. These ideas have little relation to Halford's actual words or his achievement. Though he was unaware of the potential of nymph fishing in chalk streams, he nonetheless was an all round fisherman of considerable intuition and experience, and a tireless experimenter always in search of improvements, whether in flies or tackle. On the river Test in Hampshire, where so much of his pursuit of trout and grayling took place, Halford is still remembered with proper respect. His name is also revered from New York to Tokyo among the devotees of the Dry Fly. Apart from its historical value, this book is still very well worth a perusal by fly fishermen of the southern chalk streams. It is also a model of clear expression, brilliant organisation, lucid prose, and, above all, remarkable thoroughness, so typical of the pioneers of the Victorian Age.
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Author HALFORD (Frederic Michael). (1844-1914).
Book Code 18966
ISBN 0854931783 / 0854931783.
Book Description Very good copy in like dust-wrapper and slightly used slipcase.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1989
Publisher H.F. and G. Witherby.
Place London.