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Turnbull, A Fly on the Stream. Some Tips for Trout Fishermen.

Turnbull, John.

A Fly on the Stream. Some Tips for Trout Fishermen.

Sydney, Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1968. 24.2cm x 16.2cm. (14) 123 pages. With frontispiece colour plate. Original Hardcover with original illustrated (price-clipped) dustjacket. In protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: Introduction to Fly Fishing/ The Trout/ Dry-Fly Tackle/ How to Play a Fish/ The Best Time for Fly-Fishing/ Flies and Hooks/ The Science and Art of Fly Casting/ The Insects of the Waters/ The Hairwing Coachman/ Nymph Fishing/ Streamside Ethics etc.

This book is about how to catch trout on the dry fly. It is for the beginner who goes to the lakes and dams with spinner or live bait and hardly knows all of the pleasure and all the fish he is missing when the evening rise is on, and it is for the experienced fisherman who can always pick up a tip or two from a brother angler and enjoy a walk along the mountain streams with him. The dry fly, says John Turnbull, is not only the most efficient way to catch a trout, and not only by far the most satisfying way; it is also far easier than most beginners imagine. So here is advice on what rod and reel and line to buy, what strength of nylon leader and size of fly to use; how to do the roll cast and steeple cast; how to do the double haul that enable the fisherman to cast to quite incredible daistances; with information about what insects are on the waters and what flies you should to choose to match them; a chapter on the kindred art of nymph fishing; and, at all times, the author’s reminiscences of the difficulties and delights of trout fishing days. Flies, knots and casting techniques are illustrated.


Turnbull- A Fly on the Stream