1999 1st edition. Large 8vo (174 x 252mm). Ppx,150. Colour photographs, bibliography. Edition limited to 1250 signed and numbered copies. Blue boards.
"This is an authoritative book of the greatest value to all grayling fishermen". Chapters include: Grayling: A personal view; The facts of life [habitat, distribution, lifecycle]; Food [caddis, shrimps, midges, terrestrials, reed smuts, stoneflies, ephemeroptera]; Fly fishing methods [dry fly fishing, the Klinkhamer special, fishing the caddis hatches, fancy dry flies, dry fly presentation]; Subsurface fly fishing [bug fishing, the leadhead nymph, fishing the caseless caddis, Polish and Czech short nymphing, traditional nymphing, wet flies and spiders, minor tactics]; Recommended grayling flies. Appendix A: A list of grayling rivers in Britain. Appendix B: Grayling growth rates. This first edition was limited to 1250 signed and numbered hardback copies. An undated paperback edition was printed in 2005.