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    Default The Forgotten Flies of Roger Woolley

    by John Watson

    This book has remained tantalisingly just out of reach for a number of months now as Ken Smith Publishing seem to have held back the publication date.

    Anyone have any news about if, as and when it might be published?


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    Spring 2010 is latest info I have.

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    Thank you DFO.
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    Received a cheque refund from France today for the return of monies due to the fact thay can't supply the book (yet?). I ordered one in the hope that I could ellicit more info. I did a small write up on my blog about this book suggesting that there were issues with the family on the flies. Still stand by that as I can't think of any other reason to hold up publication (apart from hype - which is now probably long overdue).
    So am none the wiser and we all sit in hope!

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    Forgotten?

    I think I've maybe got 3 of Woolley's Books and CYB at Macchynleth found them easily
    ( but it was 25 years ago admittedly ! )

    And old Albert Brindley , the farmer from Barton in the Beans in Leicestershire bought up most of the residual stock of Woolley's flies in the late 80's and they weren't all that impressive it has to be said - even the ones tied by Roger himself ( most had been tied by his daughters I believe ! )

    If you want to access my books give me a pm and we'll sort something out .

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    Anyone know whether this book by John Watson, is available yet?
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    Default Re: The Forgotten Flies of Roger Woolley

    Don't worry, be happy.
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    Thanks for that, last time I checked with Coch, the book had not been released. I will check tomorrow.
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    Default Re: The Forgotten Flies of Roger Woolley

    Quote Originally Posted by blithfield2 View Post
    Thanks for that, last time I checked with Coch, the book had not been released. I will check tomorrow.
    It still hasn't been published I'm afraid. Though as you may or may not know, Coch Y Bonddu have recently taken over the publishing of Ken Smith books and so we are now pushing this through to get it finished.

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    Default Re: The Forgotten Flies of Roger Woolley

    Just a quick update to this thread. We received a couple of advance copies of the new Roger Woolley book today and I must say on first inspection it's looking quite nice. We may bring one along with us to the Midland Game Fair this weekend (not for sale unfortunately) but if any of you are going to be there then you are welcome to come and have a flick through.

    Its official launch will be at the Burton on Trent fly fair on the 7th of October and it is being published in three different editions. The standard edition is a high quality paperback with french-fold card covers. Then there will be a limited edition of 250 cloth-bound hardbacks with dust-wrapper, each signed and numbered by the author. And finally a deluxe leatherbound edition of only 30 signed and numbered copies, mounted within each deluxe copy will be a fly tied by Roger Woolley himself. The price of the deluxe is yet to be confirmed.

    I hope that information proves useful to a few people. Any questions, feel free to ask.
    Last edited by Luke; 11-09-2012 at 10:05 PM.

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