A guide to help the angler choose the right artificial fly, including macro-photography of insect life combined with selections of the most lookalike lure. The book suggests that the angler observes the insect that seems to attract the most, and choose a fly from the photographs supplied.
Writer and broadcaster Pat O'Reilly came from Bromsgrove - one of his better decisions, he claims. He worked hard but briefly as an electronics engineer, less hard and more briefly as a college and university lecturer, and hardly hard at all for more than thirty years as a fly-fishing instructor. He has also had lots of fun running writers' courses and as a management consultant specialising in mobilising imagination and creativity, while keeping his own feet firmly grounded as an environmental advisor to governments...
Pat has written two dozen books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles. His most most recent non-fiction book, published in 2011, is Fascinated by Fungi; while his latest novel, born in 2014, is Frazzle.
Pat's hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, wildlife photography, and of course writing about these and other obsessions.
Awarded the MBE in 2003 for his environmental work, Pat O'Reilly lives in West Wales with his wife Sue and far too many books. (They are the authors of the 2000-page wildlife and ecology website www.first-nature.com)