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BOOK REVIEW

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“South African Fishing Flies” Penguin Random House has just released a new coffee table book on South African Fishing Flies – An Anthology of Milestone Patterns.

Penguin Random House has just released a new coffee table book on South African Fishing Flies – An Anthology of Milestone Patterns. This wonderful hard cover book does not contain an exhaustive reference to all South African flies, but is rather a collection of twenty three flies that, by virtue of their innovation in design, materials used and tying techniques, have helped shaped the thinking of fly-tying in South Africa.

The authors, Peter Brigg and Ed Herbst, are both well experience­d fly fishermen, establishe­d writers and write with authority. The book contains 176 pages, is easy to read and boasts with spectacula­r high quality full colour pictures on every page. Even if you are not an avid fly fisherman you will still enjoy reading the adventures of the various contributo­rs.

“The stories behind the patterns are so interestin­g and uniquely South African”, said Gordon van der Spuy.

“It is not just another book full of patterns, but a very special book about fly-tying and the history thereof in South Africa” said Jay Smit.

Dr. Tom Sutcliffe, a house-hold name is the fly fishing community regards the book as “A wonderful read, full of variety, useful informatio­n, interestin­g personal insights and valuable advice on South African fly patterns and on how to fish them”. *For more informatio­n visit www.penguinran­domhouse.co.za or your nearest book store .

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