Yorkshire's Soft Hackle Tradition
by Robert L. Smith
Robert L. Smith reveals the fascinating history of the traditional spider patterns of the North of England.
Soft-hackled flies are successful all over the flyfishing world, from the spider patterns of Yorkshire to the "flymphs" of Leisenring and Hidy.
Robert L. Smith's research has brought to light many rare and previously unknown documents, providing evidence for a tradition of imitatively dressing going back over 300 years. Beautifully illustrated with examples of actual flies and materials and with images from the original manuscripts, this book tells the definitive story of the North Country Fly.
Coch-y-Bonddu Books, Machynlleth UK 2015
Hardbound. 302 pages
10 x 7 3/4 in.
As new condition - no sign of wear.
Chapter 1 The Beginnings of the North Country School
Chapter 2 Entomology and Representation
Chapter 3 A Season of North Country Flies
Chapter 4 Dressing North Country Flies
Chapter 5 North Country Fishing Techniques