WILD SPORT IN THE OUTER HEBRIDES. By C.V.A. Peel, F.Z.S., F.R.G.S.

WILD SPORT IN THE OUTER HEBRIDES. By C.V.A. Peel, F.Z.S., F.R.G.S.

THE PRACTICAL FLY-FISHER: MORE PARTICULARLY FOR GRAYLING OR UMBER. With 10  plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial.  By the late John Jackson of Tanfield Mill. With an Addendum by John E.  Miller...

THE PRACTICAL FLY-FISHER: MORE PARTICULARLY FOR GRAYLING OR UMBER. With 10 plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial. By the late John Jackson of Tanfield Mill. With an Addendum by John E. Miller...

DRY-FLY FISHING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. By Frederic M. Halford ("Detached Badger" of "The Field"). Fourth edition.

(1889) 1902 4th edition, revised. 8vo (150 x 222mm). Ppxx,364. 3 hand-coloured engraved plates of flies, coloured plan, 15 plain plates, text illustrations. Dark blue cloth, spine and upper board titled in gilt. Title-page printed in black and red.

No. 1 in The Halford Dry Fly Series. Widely thought of as 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 2793
ISBN B001AW00EI
Book Description Slightly rubbed, names on end-papers, inner hinges tender. A good working copy only.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1902
Publisher Vinton and Co.
Place London.