Fly fishing for trout is a fascinating and addictive sport but is one where only experience, skill and the ability to 'think problems through' logically will lead to constant success. This invaluable book, written by an angler with over fifty years of fishing experience, is essential reading for all those trout anglers who wish to improve their catches.
Adrian Freer was born, and still lives in, Leicestershire and was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and Leicester College of Art & Technology (now De Montfort University).
He started fishing as a boy in the 1950s, in the days when the Leicester Canal was producing its memorable catches, and caught his first trout on an artificial fly from Eyebrook Reservoir in the early 1960s.
Initially, Adrian was principally a coarse fish angler and he participated in numerous matches and also co-managed two private fishing clubs. Subsequently, however, he started to concentrate on fly fishing and for the last twenty years he has fished almost exclusively for trout.
Adrian has been a long-standing member of both the Leicestershire Fly Fishing Association and the Anglers' Conservation Association (now merged into The Angling Trust) and, as well as being a dedicated fly fisherman and fly tyer, he also has a keen interest in entomology.
Adrian Freer is author of the highly acclaimed Successful Reservoir Fly Fishing Techniques: A Trout Angler's Guide to Improved Catches (Crowood Press, 2007) and Reservoir Trout Flies: An Angler's Guide to Successful Fly Patterns (Crowood Press, 2010).
He contributes articles for FlyFishing & FlyTying, Total FlyFisher and other magazines and also gives illustrated slideshows to fly fishing clubs in the Midlands area.
As well as writing on angling subjects, Adrian also writes books on religious topics, children's stories and also contemporary poetry.