Mainly About Fishing
Background to Mainly About Fishing
In 1944 Ransome proposed to his fishing friend Charles Renold that they work together on a book, on the subject of fishing flies. Jonathan Cape agreed to publish it, under the title A Plague of Flies.
A Plague of Flies was never published. This was largely because of problems with the numerous colour plates on which the book depended. But much of the material Ransome wrote for it was later incorporated into Mainly About Fishing, as were several later essays.
This was the last book that Ransome published during his lifetime.
Mainly About Fishing contains 20 essays, notably Salmon Chew Gum: the Story of the Elver Fly, in which Ransome describes his invention of the Elver Fly.
Published by Adam & Charles Black in February, 1959.
- Out of Print