MODERN DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRY FLY: THE NEW DRY FLY PATTERNS, THE  MANIPULATION OF DRESSING THEM AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES OF THEIR USE. By  Frederic M. Halford.

MODERN DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRY FLY: THE NEW DRY FLY PATTERNS, THE MANIPULATION OF DRESSING THEM AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES OF THEIR USE. By Frederic M. Halford.

OLD FLIES IN NEW DRESSES: HOW TO DRESS DRY FLIES WITH THE WINGS IN THE  NATURAL POSITION AND SOME NEW WET FLIES. By Charles Edward Walker.  Illustrated by the author and Edward Wilson.

OLD FLIES IN NEW DRESSES: HOW TO DRESS DRY FLIES WITH THE WINGS IN THE NATURAL POSITION AND SOME NEW WET FLIES. By Charles Edward Walker. Illustrated by the author and Edward Wilson.

FLY-FISHING: SOME NEW ARTS AND MYSTERIES. By J.C. Mottram. Second edition.

(1915) Not dated (1921) 2nd edition. Small 8vo (125 x 187mm). Ppxii,272. B/w photographs, text illustrations, end-paper ads. Binding B. Dark green cloth, titled in gilt spine and front.

"..has been described as "one of the twelve peaks of angling progress", the great sleeper among British angling literature. Gingrich (The Fishing in Print) says: "I had come to think of him as the completely unsung genius of English angling literature. I consider Some New Arts and Mysteries one of the most innovative fishing books ever written." Mottram was a radiologist. His scientific training gave him great advantages as an investigative trout angler. His fly patterns for nymphs, smuts and "silhouette" duns were years ahead of their time. These patterns date from pre-1915! In his Introduction, Mottram suggests the different types of fisherman he is addressing: "For the hunter, there is much of practice, therecord of many facts, the outcome of many experiments. Chapters on optics, mechanics, and the colour-sense of fish will, it is hoped, interest the scientific. For the fly-tier, there are hints on waterside fly-tying and a discourse on flies of the future. For the fish-breeder, waterweeds and the treatment of mud are discussed. The naturalist is told of birds and the habits of fish, and even the poacher will, it may be, find some things a little to his liking." This is an important book for the fly-fisherman and fly-tyer, as relevant today as it was eighty years ago. Few writings since have reached the same level of complete and articulate intelligence on the part of a master fisherman." Flyfisher's Classic Library Catalogue 2007.
£100.00
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Book Code
3201
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Author Mottram (James Cecil). (1880-1945).
Book Code 3201
ISBN B001AVY4MS
Book Description Slight use but a very good copy.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1921
Publisher The Field Press.
Place London.