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Trout & Salmon Flies of Scotland

Scotland has a great tradition of flytying. Many famous patterns have Scottish origins and are now used by anglers throughout the world.

Some of the flies in this book are enduring classics form the Victorian age: the Jock Scott, Thunder & Lightning, Green Highlander, Logie.

Others became famous in the last sixty years or so: the General Practitioner, Garry Dog, Ally's Shrimp, Willie Gunn, Hairy Mary, Munro Killer, Peter Ross, Kate McLaren, Ke-He, Mallard & Claret.

Also included are many of the creations of today's Scottish flytyers: Clan Chief, Aberdeen Angus, Broon Thing, Fast Eddie, Kylie and Muddy McGregor.

In every case Stan provides

  • the full dressing
  • invaluable tips on how to fish the flies
  • and a photo of the fly itself

This illustrated directory fetures the contemporary fishing flies - both native and imported - that work for anglers in Scotland today.

Author: Stan Headley
Photographer: Terry Griffiths
ISBN: 978 1 873674 26 0
Published: October 1997
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 176
38 colour photographs
Price: £20.00

Trout & Salmon Flies of Scotland by Stan Headley

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