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The Gilly: A Flyfisherman's Guide to British Columbia by Alfred Davy - $15 (Nanoose Bay)

The Gilly: A Flyfisherman's Guide to British Columbia by Alfred Davy
"...I have taught fly fishing, casting and fly tying for the past fifteen years and have come to realize it is a sport which very few master completely. It is hoped that along with some lessons on how to fly fish, this book will give the reader the essence of why to fly fish, to reach a level of fishing that is in harmony with nature for our enjoyment now and for generations to come." - from the foreword
The Gilly was co-authored by 12 of the best angling authorities in the province and focuses mostly on fishing B.C.’s Interior lakes. It is probably the best all-round sources of information there is on fishing both lakes and streams in the Interior.
Like a lot of fly-fishing books, the first few chapters focus on the basics of fly fishing – gear and the basics of fly casting – as well as where on a lake to fish and what flies to use. Rods, reels, lines, leaders and knots are all also covered in detail, as well as lake ecology and entomology, which are discussed in a straightforward manner using language that even a novice angler can understand.
Subsequent chapters focus on specific food sources, insect life cycles, imitation fly patterns and fly pattern presentation. The book covers a good variety of imitation fly patterns that were originally designed to fish Interior lakes and streams.
Chironomid pupae pattern fishing is discussed in detail by Jim Crawford, Tim Tullis and Alf Davy in separate chapters. Mayfly fishing is covered by entomologist and fly fishing guru Brian Chan. Larger food sources such as dragonflies, caddis flies and leeches are also discussed in detail. There is even a chapter on the water boatman. Fishing freshwater shrimp as a food source for trout is covered by Doug Porter.
There are several chapters on river and stream fishing including a couple on the basics of both wet and dry fly steelhead fishing. Barry Thornton writes about taking salmon on the fly, while Tom Murray has a chapter on fishing sea-run cutthroat.
Although The Gilly has been described as a meat and potatoes sort of fly fishing book, it is also the kind of book that can be read over and over. It is an enjoyable read for its stories and an excellent resource for its technical advice. The information contained within its pages can certainly turn a so-so day on the waters into a totally successful fishing trip.
Includes many B.C. fly patterns for Trout, Salmon and Steelhead.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Self Published Kelowna BC
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Softcover ‏ : ‎ 184 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0889256381
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0889256385
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 499 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.88 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm
Brand new copy
Out of print
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