Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Best Chalk Stream Fly Fishing Book I Have Read!

As a member of the renowned Salisbury and District Angling Club I had the chance to order a copy of the following before it even came off the press. I was not disappointed; it is a beautifully produced and amazingly informative volume. The “proof of the pudding is in the eating” and I have devoured this book several times already. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to start or improve their river fly fishing. Sadly I don't get a sales commission!
Chalk Stream Fly Fishing
A 21st Century Anthology
by Graham Chalmers (Editor)
Chalk Stream Fly Fishing – A 21st Century Anthology – is a collection of in-depth essays comprehensively surveying the world of chalk stream fly fishing in Britain.

With contributions from over 12 writers, who all have specialist knowledge of the sport, it features pieces by experts such as Gordon Mackie, Theo Pike and the renowned entomologist, Dr Cyril Bennett.

Chapters cover the ecological and entomological character of chalk streams and their condition in the 21st century, fish and insect behaviour, seasonal angling tactics and specialised approaches, chalk stream ethos and angler etiquette, modern fly fishing techniques for trout and grayling, fly fishing for coarse fish in chalk streams, historical and modern artificial flies, chalk stream river management and the future prognosis for survival of internationally significant chalk stream ecosystems.

The first substantial work on chalk stream fly fishing for many years, the anthology is designed to both inform the newcomer and entertain the experienced angler. Natural insects and artificial flies are illustrated with extensive, high quality colour photographs. Conceived, designed and edited by Graham Chalmers, in collaboration with the Salisbury & District Angling Club.
Member of the Salisbury and District Angling Club can get copies from Andreas at the Cart Shed. Others can get them from Troubador Books £28.95 (hardback)

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