Books, Photos, Movies, DVDs & Art A couple of great winter reads – Keam , and Hayes & Stazicker

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    chf
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    A couple of really informative books have come out this winter that I’m ruminating over and finding much food for thought in and I’d highly recommend them both .

    Rick Keams ‘Dressed for Dinner’ available from Essential Flyfisher – Rick goes into surprising detail about his designs , ties and thoughts , and doesn’t leave out any secrets for those wanting to tie up his patterns , really essential for those who love the homegrown

    Peter Hayes and Don Stazicker ‘Trout and Flies – Getting Closer’ – an in depth look at imitation and presentation with some surprising conclusions backed by detailed video evidence and well reasoned arguments that may make many reconsider the importance of imitation , iconoclastic with respect ( to clarify – where the establishment are strict presentationists )

    So now I’m looking for suggestions of what else to look at over the rest of winter ( its easier to read for a little bit here and there , where I need a longer blocked out bit of time for tying & making stuff ) , any recommendations welcome 😊

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    #889918

    oldpiscator
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    Agree that Dressed for Dinner is a great read but Rick would have been very disappointed with the errors that crept in to the finished edition. He was a perfectionist in everything he did.

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    DrGraham
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    I enjoyed reading Bob Wyatt’s “What Trout Want. The Educated Trout and Other Myths” last  winter.  Catching up on some Scholes and Wigram this winter.

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    micmac3701
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    The Bredbo by Jim Findlay and Mick Hall is a good read for a glimpse into the early days in Australian fly fishing.

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    Stephen Hill
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    The Feather Mechanic by Gordon van der Spuy has been a good read for me. Easy going writing style with good detail about the reasoning behind choices in fly design. Form follows function is a theme throughout. Some wonderful step by step drawings to illustrate steps. Lots of self reflection and learning from others.

    #889955

    chf
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    Thanks for the recommendations everyone .

    The Bredbo is one I wasn’t aware of and shall certainly get .

    The Feather Mechanic is on the pile waiting too .

    Bob Wyatts What Trout Want I really liked also . Hayes and Stazickers Trout and Flies – Getting Closer is a really interesting contrast to it , and very well argued with video evidence too .

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