RIVER FLY-FISHING: THE COMPLETE GUIDE
Author: Peter Lapsley
Publisher: INDEPENDANT PUBLISHERS GROUP, Dec 2003
The history of river fly-fishing; types & natures of the streams & rivers in which trout, sea trout & grayling are found; behaviour of the fish & of the creatures they eat; tackle, equip, flies & knots; casting techniques & problem-solving; times & seasons; & dry fly, nymph & wet fly fishing. Illus. by Calum Mackintosh. Two 8 pg. color photos insert, B&W drawings & photos; 6x9 inches, 207 pgs.
There has long been a need for a comprehensive guide to river fly-fishing for trout and grayling in the rivers of the UK. Peter Lapsley,in his masterly treatment of the subject, has written a book that will become a benchmark in angling literature.
He reveals that, far from being the restricted pleasure of the wealthy, river fly-fishing is widely available throughout the country at reasonable cost, providing anglers with a wonderful variety of opportunities.
Armed with this book, both novice and experienced fly-fishers will gain from the author's clear, concise and handsomely illustrated instructions.
The history of river fly-fishing; the types & natures of the streams & rivers in which trout, sea trout & grayling are found; the behaviour of the fish and of the creatures they eat; tackle, equipment, flies & knots; casting techniques & problem-solving; times & seasons; dry fly, nymph & wet fly fishing; and finding inexpensive & readily accessible waters - all these and more make River Fly-Fishing a truly complete guide to the sport.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Peter Lapsley has two great gifts which I envy: he never wastes a word and every word is a mot juste."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter Lapsley has fished for trout, sea trout & grayling in the UK and overseas for over 45 years. He is a nationally qualified game angling instructor- STANIC and APGAI (Trout & Sea Trout and Fly Tying), has written, co-written or edited 8 previous angling books, including the bestseller, Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley, to which he was fly-fishing adviser, and has contributed countless articles to a wide range of British and overseas game angling and field sports magazines. He owned and ran a successful trout fishery in Hampshire for several years in the 1980s. Although he now lives and works in London, fishing chiefly on the chalk streams of southern England, Peter retains a passion for the lovely wild-trout waters of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, of the North of England and of the West Country. He is married with two grown-up children.