THE LOST SALMON FLIES OF BALMORAL. By Colin Innes. Revised Second Edition. Angling Monographs Series Volume Two.

THE LOST SALMON FLIES OF BALMORAL. By Colin Innes. Revised Second Edition. Angling Monographs Series Volume Two.
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Author Innes (Colin).
Book Code 49169
ISBN 9781904784883
Book Description Mint new copy. Bookplate signed by the author.

(2016) 2018 2nd edition. 8vo (157 x 234mm). Pp127. Colour and b/w photographs, illustrations & maps. Pictorial card covers with flaps.
Book Cover Paperback
Published Date 2018
Publisher Coch-y-Bonddu Books Angling Monographs Series.
Place Machynlleth, Powys.
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Second edition with minor revisions. In 1880 John Michie went to work as a forester on Queen Victoria's estate at Balmoral on the banks of the Aberdeenshire Dee, eventually rising through the ranks to become the Factor. He kept detailed diaries and, as a keen salmon fly fisherman and fly dresser, he frequently described his fishing exploits on the Dee, as well as his fishing companions and his successful flies. Colin Innes gives us a short history of Balmoral, its royal connections, and its fishing; then, to put John Michie's flies into context, he explains the styles of salmon flies used on the Dee at that time: the Eagles, low water flies and the Dee style strip wings. Using the diary extracts, Colin tells us about the fly patterns that Michie used, both previously-known and unique patterns. Illustrated with photographs of original vintage flies, and of modern interpretations tied by Eddie Kublin. Volume Two of Coch-y-Bonddu Books Angling Monographs Series.

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