The Loch Fisher's Bible Paperback – 1 Jul 2006
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'The weight of the book in my hand and its general quality were enough to tell me I was about to read something different, even had the author's name not been enough. Few are as well qualified as he to write the authoritative work on the subject. I can't think of a better [book] for ...loch fishers to read.' -- Andrew Herd Waterlog Magazine
About the Author
Stan Headley's quest to learn all he can about loch fishing for wild trout has taken him to most of the best wild trout fishing locations in Scotland and Ireland. He started writing articles for the national angling press in the early 1980s, and the high spot of his fishing career was winning the Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship in 1990. Stan Headley is the author of the highly successful Trout & Salmon Flies of Scotland.
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He does not write well enough to adopt his conversational tone and a simpler more factual approach would have been more effective. A good editor could have shortened this book and made it a much better read.
To descibe the book as a loch fishers 'bible' is to overstate things. It is more of personal view based on years of experience.
Stan has some annoying prejudices about people from south of the border and their inability to cope with the climatic conditions in Scotland.
A few maps of the region would have been more useful than some the mediocre photgraphs
Despite my negative tone there is much to be learnt form this book and I would recommend it to anyone planning a fly fishing trip to the Scottish lochs
OK thats all the puns out of the way.
Stan Headley knows his trout fishing onions, no doubt, and this is an invaluable book for anyone hitting the lochs. Its certainly a lot more attractive in paperback than the ludicrously priced hardback. That said, the author stamps a lot of his own personality on the book, along with all the valuable fishing advice. How to put this...Mr Headley's personality won't be to everybody's taste. There is a very excellent short book lurking within this long one. I did wonder if I really needed the whole Bible when perhaps a New Testament would have done the job.
I was hoping for a 'Eureka' moment but it would seem that wild brown trout don't play that game and sometimes it is just your luck. I am currently re-reading the sections I found most helpful and interesting as there are some great tips in there.
The book was written a few years ago so we could do with a second edition with some updated sections on the evolution of flies and also the resurgence of some of our best brown trout waters.
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