Fly Tying and Dressing
The Worlds Best Trout Flies,by ROBERTS, John (ed.).
ID No.: 1931
Boxtree Ltd London, 1994, 8vo Illust 182pp. D/J. This is a guide to what makes a successful trout-fly, with details of 180 of the most successful trout and grayling flies from 18 different countries with contributions from 30 of the world's best-known fishers and fly-tyers, including Schweibert, Whitlock, Carnill, Espersen, Martin, Entwhistle and Harrop, have each selected their six most successful patterns - those they would keep if all others were lost.
The book reveals why each pattern deserves to be chosen, and sometimes includes the evolution of the fly's design. Advice on why and when to fish each pattern, and full tying instructions, are also given. Includes seven pages by Rob Sloane. The text of this book is only half the story: the other half is the flies themselves and their illustrations. Colour illustrations of each fly by Aideen Canning and has many colour photographs. Price clipped. -Fine