Book Title : Brook & River Trouting
Author : Harfield H. Edmonds & Norman N. Lee
Type :Standard FFCL edition
One of the first angling books to illustrate the materials required for fly patterns using colour photographs, this is an invaluable book giving detailed instruction on tying traditional North Country wet flies. The scarce first edition of this important book was privately published by the authors in 1916.
This edition has a new introduction by Oliver Edwards
"Edmonds & Lee pulled off three masterstrokes for the flytyer, the most important being the photographs of the materials required for each fly. These were grouped alongside the photograph of each and every fly, thus at a stroke, eliminating any guesswork for those all important hackles. For instance, you can actually overlay your greyish barred feather from the under coverts of a woodcock's wing, and be certain you've got the correct one for the Winter Brown. Then there is the often perplexing problem of where to find the required hackle feather on the actual bird, the various covert feathers. This is shown in clear detail using a pair of well labelled snipe wings, both upper and under sides. Where feathers from other parts are called for - thigh, flank, base of tail, etc - there can be little error, the photographs have this clearly covered. The final masterstroke, I believe, is their inclusion of a colour chart of the full range of Pearsall's "Gossamer" silks. This is particularly important today when newcomers to tying North Country flies are striving to find original "Gossamers" on wooden spools (now becoming a "sport" of its own) or are forced to find alternative brands of pure silk thread."
Also published in a high quality paperback "Flytyer's edition". Price £19.95.