(2009) 2010 English lang edn Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Machynlleth.
Pp165. Colour photographs throughout. Laminated boards. Introduction by Geraint Vaughan Jones. Mint new copy.
Emrys Evans, Manod, was a well-known North Wales fisherman and a keen historian of Welsh angling. He formed a collection of 133 fly patterns used in the multitude of hill lakes in the area of Blaenau Ffestiniog, together with extensive manuscript notes. To add to this portfolio, his son-in-law, Gareth Tudor Jones, photographed each fly. After Emrys's death in 2008, at the age of 91 years, his family explored the possibility of publishing his work. With the support of the Cambrian Angling Association, Geraint Vaughan Jones of Llan Ffestiniog was able to edit and publish it. The book was written in Welsh, and the first edition was published in the Welsh language in quite a limited edition. This quickly sold out. This new edition in the English language has been translated by Coch-y-Bonddu staff member, Rev. Richard Lewis, and edited by Paul Morgan. Geraint Vaughan Jones who edited and was responsible for publishing the original edition has contributed a new Introduction in English. Superbly illustrated with Gareth's photographs, this forms a unique and valuable record of flies, most of them unique to the Ffestinog area of the Snowdonia National Park. "The tyings...are in every sense fishing flies - and there is no bull in the accompanying text. The flies show all the core skills to fine effect... Priceless!" (Terry Griffiths, Editor of Fly Dresser magazine).