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Category: Sport Fishing
Mastering the Nymph by Gordon Fraser
Poole, New York & Sydney: Blandford Press, 1987
Hardback with Dust Jacket over boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps;
From the cover: Why fish the imitative way? Because it answers the strong desire of all trout anglers to take regular catches of good fish. And because for the dedicated fly fisherman it is more satisfying to deceive the quarry than attract or lure it.
Mastery of the nymph is not just selecting a fly that looks a little like the trouts food, its also adopting the correct retrieve. To deceive a stillwater trout which has settled into a natural feeding pattern, presentation must be perfect. We can slightly exaggerate some factors, like the size of fly or speed of retrieve but, overall, to deceive a trout successfully, we have to give a pretty good impression of nature.
Gordon Fraser, who gave his name to the Fraser Nymphs, explains clearly and in detail how this can be achieved. Illustrated with 20 carefully selected black and white photographs, 22 line drawings and a 4 page colour section covering nearly 30 essential nymphs, Mastering The Nymph is a straightforward guide for the serious trout fisherman.
Subjects covered in this book include Tackle, Tactics, the Buzzer, the Sedge, the Olive, the Corixa, Large Nymphs, Shrimps and Snails, the Caenis, Non-Specific Imitators, the Booby Series, Fishing from the Drifting Boat, a Calendar for the Nymph Angler, the Birth of the Fraser Nymph and a detailed section on Dressings.
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