George Edward MacKenzie Skues has been described not only as the father of nymph fishing but as the greatest fly fisher who ever lived. He was also a modest, humorous, and warmly companionable writer. Both beginners and experts find his work accessible, entertaining, and enormously informative.
Skues was that rarest of angling authorities, the iconoclast with a reverential respect for fly-fishing's traditions. A leading student of the sport's history and literature, Skues had a rare gift for sifting through many generations' accumulation of opinion and advice, keeping only what was truly useful and adapting it to the needs of anglers in a rapidly changing world. Skues on Trout showcases one of angling's greatest theorists sharing his hard-won wisdom along his beloved trout streams.