From the new American Fly Fishing Classic Series, Skues on Trout showcases one of angling's greatest theorists sharing his hard won wisdom along his beloved trout streams. Skues has been described not only as the father of nymph fishing but as the greatest fly fisher who ever lived. He was also a modest, humourous writer and both beginners and experts find his work accessible, entertaining, and enormously informative.
Edited by Paul Schullery
George Edward Mackenzie Skues has often been described as the father of nymph fishing who was also a man who held very different views to Frederic Halford who maintained that those who fished with imitations of the nymph were doomed to failure! Skues and Halford both had one thing in common however; they were both extraordinary observers of how wild trout live. Skues detailed studies of trout behaviour and habitat and entomology were very precise and all gathered together in his book Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout (1939) which is one of the most penetrating examinations of wild trout ever published.
In this pocket sized book Skues on Trout Paul Schullery excerpts many of these observations on such matters as trout's vision, rise forms, sense of colour etc, posing questions some of which remain unanswered today! When contemplating what fly to tie during the winter months this book will make you think that much harder, within its pages there are gems of knowledge from a bygone era.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Observations from an Angler Naturalist ISBN 9780811703581 Author Paul Schullery Binding Hardback Extent 153 x 102mm, 160 pages Illustrations 7 black & white illustrations Ebook No
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