Chalk Stream Fly Fishing
Chalk Stream Fly Fishing – A 21st Century Anthology – is a collection of in-depth essays comprehensively surveying the world of chalk stream fly fishing in Britain.
With contributions from over 12 writers, who all have a specialist knoweldge of the sport, it features pieces by experts such as Gordon Mackie, Theo Pike and the renowned entomologist, Dr. Cyril Bennett.
Chapters cover the ecological and entomological character of chalk streams and their condition in the 21st century.
Fish and insect behaviour, seasonal angling tactics and specialised approaches, chalk stream ethos and angler etiquette.
Modern fly fishing techniques for trout and grayling, fly fishing for coarse fish in chalk streams, historical and modern artificial flies
Chalk stream river management and the future prognosis for survival of internationally significant chalk stream ecosystems.
The first substantial work on chalk stream fly fishing for many years, the anthology is designed to both inform the newcomer and entertain the experienced angler. Natural insects and artificial flies are illustrated with extensive, high quality colour photographs. Conceived, designed and edited by Graham Chalmers, in collaboration with the Salisbury & District Angling Club.
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The 200 odd pages are a fabulous read and the calibre of the writing is excellent. It would have been nice to have had a few more pictures to accompany the chapters although this is only a minor point. I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and would heartily recommend it. Even if you don’t fish the chalk streams you will definitely get something from it.