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Fly Fishing Outside the Box: Emerging Heresies Hardcover – 14 Jun 2013

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Coch-y-Bonddu Books; 1st edition (14 Jun. 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1904784569
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904784562
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Highly regarded by his peers this new flyfishing book by Peter Hayes has been widely reviewed as being one of the most important game angling books of recent years. Published in June 2013 by Coch-y-Bonddu Books, Machynlleth. A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies, bound in leather and presented in a slipcase, was simultaneously issued by The Flyfisher's Classic Library.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Denise A Ashton on 20 Oct. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Fly fishing, and especially chalk stream fly fishing, is steeped in history, but often bogged down by tradition. This book analyses and questions the traditions, and encourages readers to think for themselves.Anyone who fishes beyond the occasional mayfly day will find this book an inspiration.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Nicholson on 3 Jan. 2014
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This book was billed as a major work on modern fly fishing. It certainly is a major work, all 272 pages of it, and well worth a read by anyone open to trying different things and prepared to think for themselves. The writer has a somewhat irritating style but do not let this detract from the messages that the book contains. In terms of the content there is very little that is new in this book, it merely takes many factors that have been known for many years and offers some salient thoughts as well as some very useful analysis. If you can take from this book things that improve your fishing then the book will have succeeded. Throw away the dust jacket and study the text, it will reward you if you are receptive. It must be said that this book is essentially about chalk streams, though most principles are common to all rivers. Perhaps the author should have ventured further out of his box, but this should not detract from a valuable and thought provoking work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hallam on 5 Oct. 2013
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A beautifully produced book with a refreshingly different approach. I tied the flies and caught fish with them.
The flies aren't all it's about though. Roll on next season!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Henry Talmadge on 8 Mar. 2014
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It was a book well researched and very well written.
I did not know the author previous to buying the book, but the title made it sound of interest.... It did not disappoint it was a beautifully printed book on fine stock and arrived with the signature of the author Peter Hayes.
I have enjoyed reading the book and being a fly-fisherman for nearly 50 years it still made some interesting points from
many angles of the sport.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Customer on 10 Mar. 2015
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Firstly, this book is primarily aimed at chalk stream fishing, which isnt my thing at all so this book isnt aimed at me.
Saying that I was hugely disappointing with it. The reviews were excellent so I was hoping for some new ideas and theories, but its all been done before many many times.
There is an interesting section on floating leader visibility from a trouts point of view, but thats about all I took from the book. Fly patterns have been done before, casting downstream dry's etc etc. Fly patterns have been done many times also. Main thrust of the book is dry fly fishing, with a little written about nymphs, tho the author is clearly not as comfortable when talking sub surface flies.

As another reviewer pointed out, perhaps the author should have taken his own advise and written a book outside the box, outside his comfort zone, showing tactics for all rivers and all tactics... not just those he has a safe, comfortable knowledge of.

If you enjoy dry fly chalkstream fishing then its worth a look. Otherwise its not really of interest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hatter1958 on 24 Feb. 2014
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Provocative contemporary book. Not all will agree with some of his theories but it is healthy to challenge traditional techniques and views.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jon on 9 Jan. 2014
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Quick delivery, well packaged. Gave this as a Christmas Present to a friend, for the help ge gave me this year, he loves it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mark green on 30 Jan. 2014
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very good book brings fishing and flytying to a different level alot of new ideas easy to follow flytying and flies
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