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Malcolm Greenhalgh is an author, fly tier and fly fisher with an excellent international reputation and with this volume he continues his excellent work. Whenever I view a volume which claims to be an encyclopedia I automatically check out the bibliography which gives me an idea of the research involved in preparing the text. With volume I was impressed as Malcolm listed approximately 212 volumes of some of the finest published work in the world of fly fishing.
In this volume Malcolm covers the most popular patterns used in the world for Trout, Grayling, Salmon, Sea Trout, Steelhead, Saltwater and flies for Fresh Water Predators. Besides the attention to the historical notes, which are excellent, the recipes for the patterns are all listed and the photography of Jason Smalley is first rate. This is a volume which belongs in the library of any serious angler/fly tier.
A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly
By: Malcolm Greenhalgh & Jason Smalley
Published in 2009, Firefly Books Ltd., $29.95
ISBN 978-1-77085-132-0, 472 pages in length
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