KEEPER OF THE STREAM: THE LIFE OF A RIVER AND ITS TROUT FISHERY. By Frank  Sawyer. Arranged by Wilson Stephens, Editor of

KEEPER OF THE STREAM: THE LIFE OF A RIVER AND ITS TROUT FISHERY. By Frank Sawyer. Arranged by Wilson Stephens, Editor of "The Field." Foreword by Sir Grimwood Mears, K.C.I.E. First edition.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LURES AND FLIES.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LURES AND FLIES.

FRANK SAWYER: MAN OF THE RIVERSIDE. By Frank Sawyer and Sidney Vines.

1984 1st edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Pp204. B/w illustrations by George Woodford. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt.

"Frank Sawyer was a man of Wiltshire - fisherman, river-keeper, inventor, naturalist, writer, broadcaster and countryman. He seldom strayed far in his 73 years from the villages of the valley of the upper Avon where he was born and died. But his fame spread across the world... He will be remembered for the way in which, with his tiny nymphs, he advanced the delicate art of fly fishing; but he was much more than a fisherman. He was a true countryman, full of wisdom and country lore, and loved the river Avon and the wild creatures who lived by and in it." Chapters include: Part One - Boyhood: Early days at the Mill Cottage; Snaring big pike with father; Tickling trout; Fly fishing and the pike that bit; An idyll at Latton; The untearable suit; Disaster with a wasps' nest; sunstroke, moorhens, and jackboots; 'Alfy's in the water, Alfy's gone'; The great eel; The end of boyhood. Part Two - Manhood: Sawyer in his teens; The Twenties and Thirties; Sir Grimwood Mears; Fishing for television; Keeper of the stream; How to tie the Sawyer nymphs - Pheasant Tail Nymph, Grey Goose, Grayling or Killer Bug; fishing the Sawyer way; Relationships - Charles Ritz, Alex Behrendt, Oliver Kite, Howard Marshall, Wally Read; The river keeper - how the Avon was revived; The buried treasure; The humane trap; The Sawyer that I knew.
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Author Sawyer (Frank) and Vines (Sidney).
Book Code 2634
ISBN 0047990236 / 0047990236
Book Description Very good in slightly used dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1984
Publisher George Allen and Unwin.
Place London.