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As a world authority on fly-tying, he explains the fundamentals and finer points of this fascinating hobby. Although he lives in Australia, his book is universal, for it discusses:

- Grasshopper patterns from around the world

- Adopted New Zealand patterns

- A step-by-step course in fly-tying for novices

- Adopted American, Canadian and other patterns

- Angling with wet and dry flies, nymphs, streamers and bucktails

- World-wide beetle dressings

- British patterns adapted successfully by anglers all over the world

- Recommended patterns for saltwater

- Lists of Australian birds, insects and furry animals and the material fly-tyers can derive from them

- Tips on how to copy natural insects, and birds

- A close-up of 25 wet and 25 dry flies with detailed instructions and how to dress them

- An expert examination, drawing on the latest scientific studies, of the trout and its food.

Superbly illustrated, it offers Australian anglers local alternative materials to replace scarce of hard-to-get imported articles.

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