Trout by All Means - T. K. [Timothy Kidd] WilsonPeterborough: For Angling Times by E.M. Art & Publishing, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag to the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages a little age-tanned.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: “For many years T. K. Wilson was one of our best known and popular Yorkshire trout fishermen. A fine angler and sportsman, he was also a prolific writer and author and contributed very considerably to the best trout fishing literature of the past 20 years. As “Broughton Point” of the Yorkshire Post he was widely known in Yorkshire and as T. K. (Tim) Wilson he was widely known to trout fishermen all over the country.
Tim was rather more than just an angler and writer. He was a very knowledgeable man on all matters relating to trout, trout lore, trout fishing techniques and the history of trout tackle and fishing. A fine all-round fisherman he also loved fishing for salmon, especially in Cumberland, his native county. He was also an adept coarse fisherman.
Much of the knowledge he had is imparted in this book, his last major literary contribution before his death. Here he deals with fly fishing and bait fishing in great detail and includes upstream worm fishing, creeper and caddis fishing. The wet fly section is particularly instructive and is based on a long experience of this type of fishing on a variety of streams.
Tim Wilson could catch trout in almost any condition of water and was not afraid to put down his fly fishing rod and fish the worm if necessary. He was also a keen night-fly fisherman and a dry fly enthusiast. Any sporting way of catching trout appealed to him and he excelled in all. Of all the forms of trout fishing he was probably least interested in spinning, considering that fly fishing was much superior and bait fishing, properly executed, much more skilful.
During his fishing career Tim Wilson helped many newcomers along the tricky road to success. His book, though not a book for beginners, is one that will prove invaluable to every all-round fly fisherman and may well become a classic on the gentle art of trout fishing.”