G.E.M. SKUES: THE MAN OF THE NYMPH. By Tony Hayter.

G.E.M. SKUES: THE MAN OF THE NYMPH. By Tony Hayter.

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Author Hayter (Tony).
Book Code 41848
ISBN 9780719810589
Book Description Mint new unread copy in dust-wrapper.

2013 1st edition. 8vo (162 x 242mm). Pp368. Colour & b/w photographs. Dark blue boards, spine titled in silver-gilt.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2013
Publisher Robert Hale.
Place London.
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"In 2002 Dr. Tony Hayter published his widely acclaimed biography of F.M. Halford, who did more than any other angler and author to codify the practice of dry-fly fishing for trout on chalk streams. Now he follows with his magisterial biography of G.E.M. Skues - the most innovative angler of modern times. Skues spearheaded and near-singlehandedly developed the technique of below-surface flyfishing for trout with nymphs. His pioneering example is now followed by anglers world-wide. During the six years of research and writing for this volume, Tony Hayter has travelled widely in Europe and the USA to unearth a treasure trove of original and hitherto unpublished material, which throws new light on the life of this great man. Packed with fascinating detail, the book explores many hitherto unrevealed facets of Skues' life and for the first time sets into proper perspective his early clash with Halford, as well as his inevitable collision with the diehard dry-fly purists in 1938. Also detailed for the first time, through voluminous unpublished correspondence, is the major influence Skues had on anglers in Europe and the USA, culminating in his election as an honorary life member of the Anglers' Club of New York in 1927. Throughout the book there runs a strong narrative thread holding the reader enthralled. A singular achievement that will long stand as the definitive biography of G.E.M. Skues." A reprint of Tony Hayter's F.M. Halford And The Dry Fly Revolution, our stock number 41849, was produced to coincide with the publication of this book.

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