The classic, illustrated, once hard-to-find source on French flies that no fisherman should pass up, now finally back in print.
Dr. Jean-Paul Pequegnot is the most highly respected fly-fishing author in France today. He has finished for trout, grayling, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, and steelhead in many countries on both sides of the Atlantic; his books reflect his wide experience. A successful doctor in Besancon, France, he manages to find time not only for his fishing and writing but also for fly tying and bamboo-rod making. Robert A. Chino is a Chicago boy who went to Europe with the Japanese-American combat team during World War II and stayed on, learning fly fishing from such French masters as Colonel Vavon, Maurice Bousquet, Burnand, and Charles Ritz. His articles and letters have appeared in Fly Fisherman, Fly Typers' Rod, Fly Tyer, and Gordon's Quill. The late Datus Proper, who introduces this book, was the author of the path-breaking What the Trout Said, one of the most interesting and challenging books on fly-pattern design. He was a career American Foreign Service Officer.