The Lost Salmon Flies of Balmoral

By: Innes, Colin

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Illustrated card wraps, New. Second, revised edition, pp 127, colour illustrations, bibliography. In 1880 John Michie went to work as a forester on Queen Victoria's estate at Balmoral on the banks of the Aberdeenshire Dee, eventually rising through the ranks to become the Factor. He kept detailed diaries and, as a keen salmon fly fisherman and fly dresser, he frequently described his fishing exploits on the Dee, as well as his fishing companions and his successful flies. Colin Innes gives us a short history of Balmoral, its royal connections, and its fishing; then, to put John Michie's flies into context, he explains the styles of salmon flies used on the Dee at that time: the Eagles, low water flies and the Dee style strip wings. Using the diary extracts, Colin tells us about the fly patterns that Michie used, both previously-known and unique patterns. Illustrated with photographs of original vintage flies, and of modern interpretations tied by Eddie Kublin.

Title: The Lost Salmon Flies of Balmoral

Author Name: Innes, Colin

Categories: Scotland North-east, Fishing,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Coch-y-Bonddu Books: 2018

ISBN Number: 1904784887

ISBN Number 13: 9781904784883

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 006440