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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd; 1st edition (30 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0709071221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709071228
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Lapsley has fished for trout, sea trout and grayling in the UK and overseas for over forty-five years. He is a nationally qualified game angling instructor - STANIC and APGAI ('Trout & Sea Trout' and 'Fly Tying'), has written, co-written or edited eight previous angling books, including the bestseller, Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley, to which he was fly-fishing adviser, and has contributed countless articles to a wide range of British and overseas game angling and field sports magazines. He owned and ran a successful trout fishery in Hampshire for several years in the 1980s. Although he now lives and works in London, fishing chiefly on the chalk streams of southern England, Peter retains a passion for the lovely wild-trout waters of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, of the North of England and of the West Country. He is married with two grown-up children.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Iain Shield on 22 Dec 2003
Format: Hardcover
A well laid out, well written and easy to dip into 'must have' for fly-fishermen. From details about the fish themselves to patterns and tatics, this book covers many things you need to know and the photographs are superb. I would highly recommend it.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ron Holloway on 22 Nov 2003
Format: Hardcover
Peter Lapsley's book is clearly written and is an easy and very informatative read particularly for any newcomer to game angling. Peter takes the reader carefully through step by step and explains all the necessary information a game angler needs as he progresses along his career in game angling. As a long serving holder of APGAI (Advanced Proffessional Game Angling Instructor)and Vice Chairman of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors I will be recommending "River Fly-Fishing: The Complete Guide" to all our game angling instructors members as the perfect book for them to advise and recommend with confidance to their clients.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. Heap on 6 Nov 2010
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I have been a fly fisherman for 57 years now and have read many good books on the sport and this is one of the best. Peter Lapsley is a very experienced fly fisherman and writer and therefore this book is so easy to read. Because Peter is not only an experienced fly fisherman, but also a qualified casting instructor, the book contains so much useful information, instruction and advice even for the more experienced angler. Those new to fly fishing rivers will definately benefit from reading this book. Having only been first published in 2003 it is well up to date with modern techniques and tackle. I recommend you also buy Peter Lapsley's new book "Pocket guide to Matching the Hatch" which is excellent and a must for new and more experienced fly fishers.(this will be reviewed separately)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 April 2009
Format: Hardcover
I think this book is very worth while. Peter Lapsley gives technical description of river fly fishing. He also has a good literary turn of phrase when it comes to fly fishing and the general run of things. A little like Hugh Falkus. I will probably be re-reading it during each angling season in order to get the best from my time on the water.

It was purchased it at the same time as Terry Lawton's river fly fishing book. It is certainly the better of the two, being more of a reference book than "nice to look at but not much use".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy P. J. Clegg on 15 Jun 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a keen dry fly fisherman, I've accumulated many books on the subject over the years. Undoubtedly this is the best and most comprehensive book on the subject. Read this book thoroughly and you'll have all the answers to all the questions you're ever likely to ask.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles Clark on 13 July 2007
Format: Hardcover
An excellent book, well written and beatifully illustrated. Pitched at all levels and useful to every standard, from beginner to expert. Having said that, it is also just a lovely book to have around the house.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Stapely on 6 Sep 2003
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This is a beautifully presented and accessibly written book by one of the country's foremost experts. It has something for everyone and the lovely photographs are a particular delight.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By McIntosh on 19 Oct 2009
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No fly fishing library would be complete without Lapsley's books. Whether you're a beginner or a season fly fisher this book is a great read.
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