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    Default Salmon by A Oglesbe

    Found a copy of Arthur Oglesbes Salmon in a box of books from an uncle who died a few years ago. Is the advice in it any good or is the advice sh1t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghigh View Post
    Found a copy of Arthur Oglesbes Salmon in a box of books from an uncle who died a few years ago. Is the advice in it any good or is the advice sh1t.

    Flyinghigh
    it is not a book I have reread probably for some 15years,my copy is probably 30 years old as when I started salmon fishing I read everything I could get my hands on ,even then it was a little old hat ,Crawford Little was the cutting edge!The basic fishing tecniques are there and some good tales of the days of plenty.
    I guess i would read once and maybe sell it on ,might make a 15 on ebay!
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    Default Arthur Oglesby

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    Andy sums it up very well, in those pre internet days you would grab any book that could be begged , borrowed, stole.

    Admittedly I reckon I only read it twice which is well down the list compared to most others.

    I guess the hard part to take is their stories are often based on waters that average joe wouln't be allowed to pee into
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Gray View Post
    I would say that Andy's post sums it up nicely. Oglesby was never the writer that Falkus, his contemporary and friend, was.


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    Andrew's post sums it up: best taken with a 'pinch of salt'.


    That young Crawford Little can write. His volume on Great Salmon Beats is worth a read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otter View Post
    Andy sums it up very well, in those pre internet days you would grab any book that could be begged , borrowed, stole.

    Admittedly I reckon I only read it twice which is well down the list compared to most others.

    I guess the hard part to take is their stories are often based on waters that average joe wouln't be allowed to pee into
    Totally agree the bit that got me when reading a bit of it was how posh and upper class his waters were made me feel like a hillbilly.

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