MINOR TACTICS OF THE CHALK STREAM. By G.E.M. Skues (Seaforth and Soforth). Flyfisher's Classic Library edition.

MINOR TACTICS OF THE CHALK STREAM. By G.E.M. Skues (Seaforth and Soforth). Flyfisher's Classic Library edition.
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Author Skues (George Edward MacKenzie). (1858-1949).
Book Code 1665
ISBN B001AVZZQW
Book Description Fine in slipcase.

(1910) 1995 new edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Ppxiv,133. Colour plate. Quarter bound in dark red bonded leather over red cloth, gilt FFCL motif to upper board, spine titled in gilt, silk marker ribbon, marbled end-papers. Re
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1995
Publisher The Flyfisher's Classic Library.
Place Bovey Tracey.
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"If one had to name a single book which changed the course of fly-fishing, this would probably be it. Published in 1910 when the cult of the dry fly had reached a high point, Minor Tactics threw a sensational spanner in the works. Skues was 53, a successful London solicitor and avid fly-fisher with a razor-keen mind. He refused to follow Mr Halford into the straitjacket of 'Dry Fly Only' practice. Instead Skues demonstrated that upstream nymph fishing for chalk stream trout was based on an old method, as sporting, as demanding and as interesting (if not more so) than fishing dry. The arguments have been smouldering ever since." (From the introduction by David Burnett).

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