Featherwing & Hackle Flies for Salmon by Chris Mann soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour photographs; Title page vignette;
From the cover: This is an international guide to the hairwing and tube flies in modern use. These flies are the most popular and widely-used family of flies fished by todays salmon anglers. They are simple to tie, robust in the water, and have tremendous fish-catching properties which are recognised by anglers on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to all the classic patterns and their many variants, this book includes flies devised by the worlds leading contemporary flytyers.
Chris Mann, whose remarkable illustrations portray the salmon flies and their materials with clinical precision and accuracy of colour, has made his selection from hundreds of the very best hairwing patterns. In most cases his illustrations are based directly on the flies submitted by the flytyer-contributors.
North American and European salmon anglers and flytyers have much to learn from each others hairwing fly patterns. This book, a companion volume to Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon, will inspire flytyers to try a whole range of exciting new patterns, tying techniques, colours and materials.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which has a couple of very small dings to the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my Sport Fishing catalogue?