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"This illustrated guide to the fishing flies of Wales features the trout, sewin (seatrout) and salmon patterns currently in use on rivers and lakes throughout the country. It includes all the traditional, and the best modern, Welsh flies, plus the 'imported' flies which are particularly successful on Welsh waters.
The book contains:
* colour photos of the flies and a list of the materials used to tie each one
* the rivers and lakes on which they are most frequently used
* who invented thrm, for what purpose, and why they have endured
* and, most importantly, the book discloses which flies the locals use, from Conway, to Usk and to Teifi.
Coch-a-bon-ddu, Pry-copyn, Wil Harry, Welshman's Button, Conway Blue, Teifi Terror - these are among the better-known Welsh flies. But this book also features flies which are perhaps less familiar (yet no less effective at the right place and time) such as Evans' Usk March Brown, Lewi's Killer, Pryce Tannatt's Gravel Bed and the Bongoch.
Wales has a rich collection of flies, from bushy bob flies for the rivers, to small emergers for the trout lakes; from silvery lures for sewin, to streamlined hairwings for salmon.
This invaluable reference work will appeal to all anglers in Wales, whether locals hungry for background information about their regular flies or visitors in need of some sound local advice.
The flies in this book have been specially tied by three accomplished Welsh flytyers: Shane Jones, Terry Thomas and Kevin Hughes."
|Publisher:||Merlin Unwin Books|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
"Moc Morgan has been an indefatigable promoter and spokesman for Welsh fishing for many years. He is undoubtedly Wales' best known angler and his services to fishing were recognised when he was honoured with an OBE, and a Gold Medal for 'services to sport in Wales' by the Welsh Sports Council.
He has long been associated with the Welsh Flyfishing Team, both as former captain and long-standing competitor. He has been President of the International Flyfishers' Association of Great Britain, and International President of Flyfishing for the Disabled. He chaired the Welsh Anglers' Council and is the Secretary of the Teifi Pools Angling Association.
He writes regularly for the Western Mail, and for Trout & Salmon and Trout Fisherman magazines.
His successful radio programme Living in the Countryside with Moc Morgan ran for eight years and was followed by the TV series Moc's Country.
He lives with his wife in the heart of Wales, in the village of Pontrhyhdfendigaid."