River Fly-Fishing

Peter Lapsley
There has long been a need for a comprehensive guide to river fly-fishing for trout and grayling in the rivers of the UK. Peter Lapsley, in his masterly treatment of the subject, reveals that, far from being the restricted pleasure of the wealthy, river fly-fishing is widely available throughout the country at reasonable cost, providing anglers with a wonderful variety of opportunities. Armed with this book, both novice and experienced fly-fishers will gain from the author's clear, concise and handsomely illustrated instructions. The history of river fly-fishing; the types and natures of the streams and rivers in which trout, sea trout and grayling are found; the behaviour of the fish and of the creatures they eat; tackle, equipment, flies and knots; casting techniques and problem-solving; times and seasons; dry fly, nymph and wet fly fishing; and finding inexpensive and readily accessible waters - all these and more make "River Fly-Fishing" a truly complete guide to the sport.
River Fly-Fishing by Peter Lapsley

About the author

Peter Lapsley has fished for trout, sea trout and grayling in the UK and overseas for over forty-five years. He is a nationally qualified game angling instructor - STANIC and APGAI ('Trout & Sea Trout' and 'Fly Tying'), has written, co-written or edited eight previous angling books, including the bestseller, Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley, to which he was fly-fishing adviser, and has contributed countless articles to a wide range of British and overseas game angling and field sports magazines. He owned and ran a successful trout fishery in Hampshire for several years in the 1980s. Although he now lives and works in London, fishing chiefly on the chalk streams of southern England, Peter retains a passion for the lovely wild-trout waters of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, of the North of England and of the West Country.