A good basic book listing ninety patterns, mainly on trout flies and particularly strong on the reservoir lures of the late 1970s. The appropriate conditions for the use of each fly, the method of tying and the dressings are all described in detail; the flies are illustrated with ninety-one line drawings and ninety-six full colour photographs. The author's ability as an angler demands artificial flies that will be attractive to the fish and will also stand up to the severe strains imposed by casting, particularly the long-distance casting used on reservoirs and other still water fishes. Each fly in this book has been chosen because of its ability to catch fish, they have all been tried and tested by the author, his clients and his friends." Contents include:- Winged dry flies; Hackled dry flies; Sedges; Nymphs; Phantom larvae; Corixids; Pupae; Winged wet flies; Hackled wet flies; Hair-wing lures; Streamer flies; Matukas; Multi-hook lures; Polythene lures; Unclassifiable patterns; Salmon flies; Fully dressed flies.