Roberts first book, The Grayling Angler, came out in 1982. Since those far off days
John has become well known both as a fisherman and as an author. From his first flyfishing
efforts on the Yorkshire waters near his home, John has travelled far and wide in pursuit
of grayling, gaining considerable experience in Scandinavia, Canada and the USA, fishing
in company with some celebrated anglers and developing a remarkable knowledge of his
This new book is the fruit
of his many years quest as a grayling specialist. Illustrated with fine colour
plates including some superb underwater shots from Michel Roggo and five full pages of
grayling flies shot by Terry Griffiths, the book provides a comprehensive guide to the
life cycle of the grayling, its habitat, distribution and food; there follows a full
description of modern flyfishing methods, both dry fly and subsurface, and an extensive
list of recommended grayling patterns which includes the very latest from Eastern Europe
as well as the best traditional flies.
This is an authoritative book of the
greatest value to all grayling fishermen.
The book is only availabel
through Excellent Press in England.
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SY8 1DB England
Phone: 0044 1584 877803
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