‘The Man of the Nymph”. if the title alone isn’t just the sexiest thing ever than i don’t know what is !
piscatorial lasciviousness aside, check out the video. Hayter’s enthusiasm gives me the idea that this book’s a winner.
“The long awaited definitive biography of a fly fishing icon. Written with a rare authority by Tony Hayter one of our foremost angling historians, and published by Robert Hale Ltd. We had the honour to film the book launch at the Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge, Hampshire, and conduct an interview with the author.
This video contains clips from the launch and excerpts from the interview” enjoy !
chalk one up to Skues for his humor, power of observation, rational, word choice, ‘In your face, Halford’ ways and sandals.
this seminal book is not only stuffed with invaluable information but is also a very pleasant read. a quirky style from the past written in the third person and filled with jabs directed at his moroonic purist opponents, there might be a few elements that may have been proven otherwise since but there’s a lot more “Ah-Ha !” moments making a lot of personal observations click.
another nice aspect is it’s size 16 x 11 cm making the perfect travel companion or while waiting at the dentist’s. i couldn’t recommend it enough for the serious trout angler.
excerpt from Skues on Trout – Observations From An Angler Naturalist
Stackpole Books ISBN- 13: 978-08117-0358-1