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Merlin Unwin Books

Merlin Unwin Books

Merlin Unwin Books Ltd a dynamic UK company dedicated to publishing high quality countryside, wildlife, field sports and fishing books, written by leaders in their fields.

Merlin Unwin Books Ltd was established in 1990 and is based in the market town of Ludlow in Shropshire.





How to Flyfish by John Symonds
How to Flyfish book, from newcomer to improver, reviewed in 'Trout Fisherman'
How to Fly Fish by John Symonds, you will learn how to fish for trout and salmon in Stillwater's from both bank and boat
£ 9.97
Trout from a Boat by Dennis Moss
Trout from a Boat book, tips, techniques and experiences. The "Trout from a Boat" by Dennis Moss is for boat-fly fishers, those who spend time afloat in pursuit of trout, who know how difficult and frustrating the sport can be - but also how thrilling and rewarding.
Few trout anglers have fished as widely as Dennis, and fewer still have his ability to convey the skills of boat fishing with such insight and passion. He tells of his experiments with a new kind of improved drogue, of the breakthrough of the intermediate fly line, his discoveries about hook strengths and he shares his all-time favourite still water flies. "Trout from a Boat" will tell you a great deal about the craft of boat fishing and, as you learn, you will be taken to some fabulous locations and on some thrilling trips. Fully revised and updated edition includes new material on summer Caenis fishing, dry fly techniques and latest leader compositions.

Trout from a Boat : Author Dennis Moss : Published June 2013 : Format 246 x 189mm : Paperback : No. of pages 192 : 130 colour photographs
£ 15.97
Flycasting Skills by John Symonds & Philip Maher
Flycasting Skills Book, for beginner and expert. Flycasting, that key pre-requisite to all successful trout and salmon fishing, can be a stumbling block for many anglers. The "Flycasting Skills Book" With casting instructors Symonds and Maher, help you become a master of the fly rod. Whatever your present abilities, this book will leave you with the perfect casting skills for all situations. Clear and well-illustrated, this guidebook will show you, step-by-step, how to execute all the casts you will ever need: from basic Overhead cast to Double-handed Spey cast, and from the simple Roll cast to the flamboyant Snake cast, and many more.
Packed with useful tips on:
-which cast to use and when
-how to improve your casting techniques
-how to correct bad habits
-latest casts from around the world
-advice on best casting rods, reels and fly lines

"Flycasting Skills Book" will transform your casting skills whether you are a complete beginner or an already experienced flyfisher.
Flycasting Skills Book : Author John Symonds & Philip Maher : Illustrator John Symonds : Published March 2013 : Format 246 x 189mm : Hardback : pages 96 : 91 colour illustrations.
£ 9.97
Trout in Dirty Places
Trout in Dirty Places, featured by the Independent, BBC Radio 4?s Today programme, & Radio New Zealand...50 rivers to fly-fish for trout and grayling in the UK's town and city centres.Trout in Dirty Places is a guide to the most revolutionary development in British angling for many years: fly-fishing for trout and grayling in the very centre of towns and cities throughout the United Kingdom.From Sheffield to South London, from Merthyr Tydfil to Edinburgh, this is the cutting edge of 21st century fishing. Nothing is more surreal yet exhilarating than casting a fly for iconic clean-water species in the historic surroundings of our most damaged riverscapes - centres of post-industrial decay, but now also of rediscovery and regeneration.- fishing-focused profiles of 50 selected streams- interviews with local conservationists dedicated to restoring the urban rivers- local flies and emerging traditions, and details of how to get involved and support this restoration work.This book guides readers towards relaxing, good-value fishing on their own doorsteps as a viable alternative to more costly (and carbon-intensive) destination angling: a positive lifestyle choice in challenging moral and economic times.No one author or publisher has yet attempted to bring this emerging trend of urban flyfishing into a single, epoch-making volume. **A donation from all sales goes to the Wild Trout Trust and the Grayling Society ** Trout in Dirty Places by Theo Pike: 246 x 189 mm : Hardback : Pages: 256 :204 colour photographs
£ 19.97
The Pocket Guide to Matching the Hatch
The Pocket Guide to Matching the Hatch, a compact, little pocket book - the first ever to feature the natural insect next to its matching artificial fly - arms the angler with all the information he needs to select the right fly from his flybox.- Superb photographs of aquatic insects (larvae, pupae, adults) with the artificial flies positioned alongside them- Times of hatching- The geographical distribution - Whether it is a river fly or a lake fly, or both - Life cycles of the insects - Clues from the river and from the trout's behaviourPeter Lapsley contributes regularly to Flyfishing & Flytying and is author of several fishing books. He is a qualified national game angling instructor.Dr Cyril Bennett is one of the UK's leading entomologists, specialising in river insects. His photographs of insects - some never before captured on camera - add a unique element to this book. The Pocket Guide to Matching the Hatch : 115 x 150 : Paperback : pages 96 : 178 colour photographs & 40 black & white illustrations.
£ 7.97
Flyfishing for Coarse Fish by Dominic Garnett
Flyfishing for Coarse Fish by Dominic Garnett, there has long been a divide between fly fishing and coarse fishing - but there is no reason for it! Over 3 million people in Britain fish one way or the other - and there is growing interest in combining these two major areas of the sport.
£ 18.97
The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots
The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots, "whether you are tangling with a ton-up tarpon or tricking a little brown trout, the knot matters. That's why anyone interested in catching (rather than losing!) fish, should read this book." Charles Jardine, from his ForewordThe Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots, 24 essential knots that every fisherman - game, coarse and sea - needs to know. This compact little reference book (ideal for slipping in the fishing bag) shows you in clear, step-by-step drawings exactly how to tie the knots and when to use them. Also included is expert advice on the latest in knot-tying tools and line connectors. This is the clearest, best-value knot book available. No angler should be without it.The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots by Peter Owen: 152 x 102 mm : Paperback : pages 80 : 73 black & white illustrations
£ 5.97