The Soft-Hackled Fly Addict
Thousands of trout fishermen are now truly addicted to the soft-hackled fly -- the simple, sober artificial trout fly. Novices and experts alike found the soft hackle easy to fish and highly effective in streams from east to west. New, soft-hackled fly patterns by the author and other addicts are found in this book, together with colour photographs of all the feathers and materials required for the authentic fly patterns. There is even a hackle-sizing chart which takes the guesswork out of the most crucial element of the fly. The book also attempts to match artificial flies to living insect orders. Exhaustive notes reveal the author's intimate fishing techniques with the soft-hackled fly. Addict or beginner, any fisherman reading this book will add immensely to his practical angling skills.
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