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Wet-Fly Tying and Fishing

By Roger Fogg

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ISBN: 9781847971272
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 198 colour photographs and diagrams

Much has been written about fishing dry-flies, nymphs and lures but far less attention has been paid to wet-flies [which can, very broadly, be defined as artificial flies used under the water]. This fascinating book sets out to redress the balance. As the author clearly demonstrates, wet-flies still catch trout in spectacular fashion and are as effective today as ever they were in past centuries.

Wet-Fly Tying and Fishing outlines four categories of wet-flies, describes how to dress them, and how to fish them with specialized tackle on rivers and stillwaters. Flies such as Snipe and Purple, Orange Partridge, Rough Olive, Claret Bumble, Heckham Peckham and Peter Ross feature in this book, along with many other successful patterns. Not only does the author describe how to tie and fish them, he also provides historical background information about these flies.

This remarkable book does not promote wet-flies at the expense of dry-flies and nymphs. Rather, it shows how each type of fly has a complementary role to play. There are times to fish the nymph, or the dry-fly, but undoubtedly there are also times when the wet-fly will produce the best results.

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