A little musty but clean limited edition hardback in faded dust-wrapper. Signed by the author on the title-page. Number 105 of an edition limited to only 1250 copies. Large 8vo (174 x 252mm).
Dark blue boards, spine titled in gilt with gilt grayling motif. Edition limited to 1250 copies. Pictures show the actual copy being offered for sale.
John Roberts' first book, The Grayling Angler, came out in 1982. Since those far off days John has become well known both as a fisherman and as an author. From his first flyfishing efforts on the Yorkshire waters near his home, John has travelled far and wide in pursuit of grayling, gaining considerable experience in Scandinavia, Canada and the USA, fishing in company with some celebrated anglers and developing a remarkable knowledge of his quarry.This new book is the fruit of his many years' quest as a grayling specialist. Illustrated with fine colour plates including some superb underwater shots from Michel Roggo and five full pages of grayling flies shot by Terry Griffiths, the book provides a comprehensive guide to the life cycle of the grayling, its habitat, distribution and food; there follows a full description of modern flyfishing methods, both dry fly and subsurface, and an extensive list of recommended grayling patterns which includes the very latest from Eastern Europe as well as the best traditional flies. This is an authoritative book of the greatest value to all grayling fishermen. Contents include:- Grayling: a personal view; The facts of life (Habitat; Distribution; Lifecycle); Food (Caddis; Shrimps; Midges; Terrestrials; Reed smuts; Stoneflies; Ephemeroptera); Fly fishing methods (Dry fly fishing; The Klinkhamer Special; Fishing the caddis hatches; Fancy dry flies; Dry fly presentation); Subsurface fly fishing (Bug fishing; The leadhead nymph; Fishing the caseless caddis; Polish and Czech short nymphing; Traditional nymphing; Wet flies and spiders; Minor tactics); Recommended grayling flies; Appendix A - A list of grayling rivers in Britain; Appendix B - Grayling growth rates; The Grayling Society; Bibliography.
This first edition was limited to 1250 signed and numbered hardback copies, though in reality it is common to find copies that are either unsigned, un-numbered or both. A paperback edition was produced in 2005 but gave no statement that it is a reprint, stating only the original publication date of 1999. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books".The seller is "lukeedwardsbooks" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Montserrat, Russian Federation, Dominican Republic.