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Yorkshire Trout Flies

Yorkshire Trout Flies [Kindle Edition]

TE Pritt
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TE Pritt was the angling editor of The Yorkshire Post when he published Yorkshire Trout Flies in 1885. Only 200 copies of the book were printed. This kindle edition presents Pritt's original text and fly-tying patterns, along with watercolour prints.
It provides fly patterns for each month through the season, how to fish them and when.

The flies are simple to tie - sparsely-dubbed bodies with only a hackle (no wings) - and provide the angler with a ready match for every hatch. When wary trout are ignoring everything offered to them, the scaled-down simplicity of a North Country Spider might be just the thing to draw a reaction.

This edition of Yorkshire Trout Flies is not a blurry collection of unreadable PDF files (all too common in republished out-of-print books). The text has been reformatted using modern fonts so that it is as easy to read as any other Kindle book and then reorganised so that the images of the flies sit alongside their recipes, making it much more user-friendly. The great man would surely approve.

And to anyone who thinks these patterns only work in Yorkshire, perhaps the last word should be left to the man himself:

"It only remains to be said that the illustrations on the following plates have been very carefully copied from flies dressed by various Yorkshire makers. The originals, or others like them, have done service on half the rivers and lakes of England and Scotland, and have never failed to give a satisfactory account of themselves, despite the lugubrious warnings of local hands that “they were no use there”. You will be told this probably on every new river visited; yet may you safely fish Yorkshire flies and laugh to scorn the dismal prophecies of anglers who believe that the trout in their own river differ in their choice of flies from those of any other river in the universe."

And to anyone wondering if these old-school flies still work today, get Year of the Spider to see how Pritt's flies performed on the River Tees in the North-East of England over the summer of 2013

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1972 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484011643
  • Publisher: Philip Storey (author of The Complete Bad Angler) (7 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C0G1XLC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,272 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yorkshire Trout Flies 6 May 2014
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Pritt has to be the master of all matters appertaining to North Country spiders. I have the book in hardback but having it on my Kindle and find that it is great to have a browse when stuck in waiting rooms etc. All of a sudden one is back on the river bank thinking about the fly one ir going to use
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless information 3 April 2014
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Trout and grayling fly patterns are as valid today as when originally written. Most materials can be duplicated with modern alternatives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn about English fly fishing methods. 27 Jan 2014
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Great book for English fly fishing methods and geographic reference for English streams. Recommend for historical reference and alternative fly fishing styles.
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