By: SAWYER, Frank.
ID No.: 2104.
Adam & Charles Black London, 1970 Revised and
reset. 8vo, Illust, 272pp, D/J, Frank Sawyer is well known as the keeper on a famous stretch of the
Wiltshire Avon. He is also author, naturalist, broadcaster. The result of
forty years' close observation and constant practice is set out here in the
most thorough, informative, and attractive manner." This key book in the evolution of chalkstream flyfishing for trout and
grayling also includes a chapter on "Lesser Quarry," on nymph fishing
for chub, dace and roach; on "Experiments With Salmon"; and on
"Still Waters"; and, of course, on river keeping. The second edition
was completely revised and rewritten to take into account a further ten years'
observation and practice with the upstream nymph. It is a great deal longer and
also includes chapters on Chew and Blagdon, on fishing in Cornwall, Northern
Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Bavaria. P/C. Previous owners stamp. -Fine