Surname Index


Trout Flies of Devon and Cornwall,
and When and How to Use Them


G. W. Soltau, Esq.

London: Longman & Co., Printer: Edward Nettleton, Plymouth (1847), illus., 100 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Fly-fishing in the Westcountry has a lengthy history. The requisite skills continued to develop in the 19th Century with the emergence of fly fishing clubs, together with the appearance of several books, such as this one, on the subject of fly tying and fly fishing techniques. In Devon and Cornwall, dry-fly fishing acquired an elitist reputation as the only acceptable method of fishing the clearer rivers of the south such as the Exe, Torridge, Mole and Teign. The weeds found in these rivers tend to grow close to the surface, and it was felt necessary to develop new techniques that would keep the fly and the line on the surface of the stream. These techniques became the foundation of all later dry-fly developments. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the Harvard University Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Alfred, Mr W H40
Birch, Dr16
Burns, Robert16
Chevalier, Mr Ben40
Davy, Sir Humphrey16, 25, 28, 31, 57, 97
Dormer, Dr George91
Drake, Mr92
Fairford, Allan74
Fish, Mrs92
Fleming, Dr91
George IV14
Gresham, Sir Thomas23
Groves, Mr97
Hamilton, Rev William66
Hawkins, Dr William24
Hearder, Mr J N41
Heysham, Dr90
Home, Lord54, 68-9, 97
Jardine, Sir William55, 77, 90
Jenkins, Henry12
Kentigern, Saint75-6
Lascelles, Mr97
Latimer, Darsie74
Le Comte7
Mackenzie, Henry13
Marshall, Mr G98
Montague, Earl of68
Morrison, Mr91
Mossop, Mr William62
Mudie, Mr97
Neil, Mr55
Nelson, Horatio15
Nowell, Dr12
Oliver, Steven61-2
Paley, Dr16
Parker, Sir Hyde97
Powell, Mrs62
Sanderson, Dr Robert23
Scrope, Mr25, 32, 34, 77
Shaw, Mr25, 77, 84, 86
Stoddart, Mr60
Tankerville, Lord68-9
Walton, Isaac18, 22, 24, 97-8
Wilson, Professor16
Wollaston, Dr16
Worde, Wynkyn de18
Yarrell, Mr80