1939 1st edition. 8vo (145 x 227mm). Ppxii,236. B/w photographs, line illustrations. Binding A - Red cloth, spine titled in gilt.
Flyfishing (sunk fly and greased line, dapping and dry fly), spinning, prawning and worming for salmon. "An uncommonly good book on how to catch salmon. Mr. Bridges succeeds admirably in getting things into their right proportions and suggests, in effect, that an angler should not attempt to follow anyone, or for the matter of that any half-dozen schools, but rather to devise a momentary method of his own, culled from any method of fishing which he considers should be successful in the type of water and weather he happens to meet." (Salmon & Trout Magazine). "This is an extraordinarily complete and comprehensive work on the whole art and sport of fishing for salmon, and is one of the very few books which contain a whole chapter devoted to wading. This fact in itself will indicate the author is thorough, while his thoroughness is such that he deserves nothing but unstinted congratulations." (Game & Gun). Chapters include:- Unto the hills; The salmon fisherman's dead reckoning; Fixed assets; The delicate art of wading; Sunk fly - gear; The mechanics of fly-casting; Sunk fly - orthodox and heterodox; From a view to a death; Packing and cooking salmon; Greased line - ideas and outfit; Fishing the greased line; "Dapping"; Dry fly; Spinning gear; Spinning in heavy water; Spinning in low water; Roving a prawn; Worming; Salmon in lakes; Biography; How a river can be improved; On the cost of gear and fishing, with some notes on taking a fishing.