Without a doubt, in the British Isles, reservoirs provide the best, and the most accessible and affordable opportunity for catching rainbow and brown trout with an artificial fly. In whatever part of the country you reside there will probably be at least one day-ticket reservoir close to your home that is stocked with trout. To be consistently successful, the angler will need not only to utilize a wide range of fishing techniques, but also to possess a comprehensive set of artificial flies to cater for every conceivable fishing situation. The purpose of this comprehensive book is twofoldfirstly, to discuss the design and dressing of reservoir trout flies with a view to understanding how they actually appear to the trout, and secondly, to provide a reference guide to the most popular and successful reservoir fly patterns in use today. Discusses the design of artificial flies with supporting photographs showing their appearance and behavior beneath the water. Presents the dressings of over 270 fly patterns divided into nymphs, wet flies, lures, dry flies and emergers, and terrestrials.