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Fly fishing on wild becks

Fly fishing on wild becks [Kindle Edition]

Pat Regan
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Product Description

Product Description

The wild North Country trout streams of the UK hold a magnetic allure for anglers who love the challenge of these exhilarating places.
Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria all posses lovely watercourses that each new season bring fishermen, both expert and tyro, back time and time again.
Pat Regan the author of: Fly fishing on wild becks, has spent decades perfecting the mysterious craft of the fly-fisher in pursuit of wild brown trout and grayling.
In this book the author shares an intimate, rural knowledge of watercraft and riverside wisdom that is quite unique. This information has been hard-won from years of fishing on the banks of wild rivers like the Twiss, Doe, Greta, Hodder, Lune, Yarrow, Wenning and others.
Pat Regan imparts his knowledge though a series of honest, and sometimes amusing, accounts of riverside experiences. Flies are discussed in detail and patterns are included so that the angler can try out Pat’s original dressings.
Pat Regan has taught the art of fly tying at adult education classes and demonstrated at game and country events, Pat also previously won a round of the Partridge of Redditch, Advanced Fly Dressing Competition.
Fly fishing on wild becks takes the fly-fisher to the next level and beyond.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 882 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Can Write Will Write; 1 edition (12 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author...

I am a married father of four lovely children and also a grandfather of a three.
I was born and raised in Southport Lancashire. I have both Swiss and Irish blood running through my veins and the rebellious Celtic fraction may be what gives me the internal fire to stand against bullies of any sort, which are regularly mentioned within the revealing pages of my book, 'Dirty Politics'.
As a child and younger man I was largely indifferent to what went on in the world. So long as nothing affected me I let things slide by.
Nevertheless, life had other plans for me and as my thirties, drifted into my forties my will became firmly set against various injustices in both the political arena and within ecological concerns. My primary mode of self expression was first, as a painter with brush and canvas, yet later on the written word became my favoured technique of attacking life's inadequacies. I believe that the power of the written word must not be underestimated! Words are higher thought forms manifested into hard reality; the potential influence they hold on the human psyche is greater than most of us are ever aware!
Back in 2003 I first discovered how filthy politics could become when a well-meant, cross-party, secular anti-hospital cuts campaign brought out the very worst in self-righteous politicians who had lost face and were clearly out for revenge. My family was attacked in the press and on the internet by the politicians who were 'supposed' to be supporting the rights of their constituents and I, along with several other concerned individuals, realised that the world must be alerted to their despicable deeds and misleading propaganda.
The hatred they levelled at any dissenters to their agendas was soon to be directed towards the local countryside when concerns about their eco-destructive development plans surfaced.
Before too long the same despots were seeking to enforce the detested 2-week waste collection scheme on residents. They would not listen to legitimate public concerns and steamrollered over anyone who stood in their way. They used every trick in the book to silence their critics yet I exposed them along with other campaigners at every opportunity. I quickly discovered that other UK boroughs were receiving 'The Treatment' by totalitarian authorities that had run out of control, via enforcement of this Government's massively unpopular bin policy.
Dirty Politics was born as a means to highlight the gross hypocrisy and dictatorship festering deep within local authorities towards the UK's populace.
Someone had to write this ground breaking book and it just so happened that the gods, in their wisdom, granted me with this substantial task!
So far in life I have been deeply involved with many campaigns for the environment, wildlife, minority religious rights, exposure of apathy from authorities like the Ministry of Defence towards unidentified objects and of course more recently the crusade to return our more hygienic weekly waste collections. The bin issue is also set to escalate due to manic proposals to worsen this situation with 'monthly' (yes, 4 week) collections next. Watch this space!
My latest claim to fame has been to appear on US TV (the History Channel, UFO Hunters show) and appear in the International press subsequent to me inadvertently photographing something rather bizarre over the skies of Lancashire. This will be the subject of a future book.

I am probably happiest when fly fishing on the wild spate stream of Lancashire and Yorkshire by myself. I have a website about this passion and I have also published a book about that particular subject. (Fly Fishing on Wild Becks.)

My chief interests (I hate the term 'hobbies') include:

Writing about things that affect me and interest me; exposing closet hypocrites in political circles that think they are above reproach; being good to close friends; looking after the family; fly fishing and fly tying; Growing fruit and vegetables; painting pictures, when I get a minute; campaigning about any issues that seem unjust; Ufology (I have created a popular research outlet/website regarding this issue called North West UFO Research); ancient global mythology and native British Pagan religion (I have written two published books on this subject; the New Pagan Handbook and before that, The Torch and the Spear).

I occasionally indulge in shooting (I hold a Firearms Certificate); weight - lifting, martial arts (I initially trained with the legendary late, great Gary Spiers); combat knife throwing, metal-detecting in remote areas; seeking to protect the threatened countryside/wildlife from the excess of councils and callous politicians and many other things that I simply cannot recall just now.

I must say that my efforts in various campaigns have brought to me a wide band of good and genuine friends who really care about how society is going. My greatest wish would be to see such caring crusaders in places of influence.


Latest work is: The Devil God's best friend pat-regan.html


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice read 24 May 2014
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Very informative for the dry fly enthusiast. Good details on patterns and when to use them. Really good read, fantastic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lancs Rivers 19 Mar 2014
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Pat tells the magic of fishing the Lancashire rivers in such a way that it has your rod hand twitching. You can almost touch the river and the trout. Definitely a book to wet ones apatite.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the alternative angler. 27 Dec 2013
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This is an excellent book for those 'old-fashioned' anglers like myself who appreciate the subtleties of catching truly wild fish in flowing water.A personal view from the author which demonstartes his love for this type of fishing, which is mostly over-looked today in this era of catching over-fed, over-size carp using bivvies and bite alrams, from man made holes in the ground. This book describes 'real' fishing , catching wild fish in natural surroundings which goes back to the real reason why many of us started fishing in the first place. It captures the magic of stalking, casting to and hopefully hooking a wild creature in it's natural habitat. This book shows that size isn't everything when it comes to fishing.
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Absolutely stunning detail encompassed with a passion for the sport. Pat Regans Book is a fantastic read for the novice and experienced fly fisher.
I personally felt the child like excitement grow with each new chapter as each tale from river and beck unfolded into a descriptive adventure.
If you love fly fishing and being at one in nature this book will engross you....... quite simply you will not want to put it down once you have started reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read well written. 27 Aug 2013
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Very descriptive passages which make one dream of solitude and the beauty of nature. Something that is rare in this modern world we live in.
I chose to give it a four out of five stars due to the authors distaste to still water fisheries. I feel that in realty most fly fishers begin on still waters and then advance to rivers, so therefore still waters have actually helped the sport. Update, I went fishing and put to the test the methods I have read about in this book. My catch rate more than doubled, need I say any more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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