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Fly Fishing legend Arthur Cove passes away

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One of the 'bibles' of UK stillwater fishing still referred to today One of the 'bibles' of UK stillwater fishing still referred to today

News reached us this week of the passing of one of the UK's great names in fly fishing. Arthur Cove will be sadly missed and there is already a lengthy thread in our forums paying tribute to him.

As Terry Lawton commented when reviewing this famous book a few years ago - An important part of Cove's claim to fame is told in the story of how he developed his famous pheasant tail nymph. His most successful tyings were slender and lightly-dressed nymphs - not the thick, over-dressed flies too often on sale today - even though they were tied on long-shank size eights and 10s. He then started to use hooks of a normal shank length but took the dressing right round the bend "and much nicer they looked too."

To join in the discussion about Arthur Cove or just browse the dedications and memories of other on the forum please click here.

Our condelences go the family and friends of Arthur at this sad time but his memory will live on forever in UK fly fishing history.







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