1996 1st US edition. 8vo (160 x 235mm). Ppxviii,230. Colour plates, illustrations by Charles Jardine, foreword by Lefty Kreh. Blue two-tone boards, spine titled in silver-gilt.
John Goddard's Trout Fishing Techniques "is the distillation of more than a half century of fly-fishing wisdom by a master." Chapters include:- The trout's lifestyle - senses, habitat, riseforms, feeding habits; The trout's food; The approach; Tackle for trout; The dry fly on rivers; Nymph fishing in rivers; Special casting techniques - hooking, playing, landing and releasing fish; Stillwater fishing; Flies - the history and development of the author's most popular patterns. "Better take a close look at this one! John Goddard is a consummate fly angler and he knows his business in depth. There's plenty of solid meat in this book. Meat that will make you a better fly fisher. I promise." (Gary Borger). "John Goddard is one of the most skillful, observant, and certainly the most inventive fly fisherman I have ever fished with. The tactics, patterns, and presentations he's worked out over the years are always rock-solid and often inspired." (Len Wright).