Tony Lolli has assembled the best original patterns from working flyfishing guides around the country and the world. There are 101 flies for trout, steelhead, salmon, and many other salt-water and warm-water species. These patterns were created by pros who had to get their clients into fish under the toughest of conditions.
Trout fishing is part of the history and heritage of the American Northeast and Canada, and this book adapts classic trout fishing strategies and techniques for anglers in this region, which is currently enjoying a renaissance as streams once threatened by agricultural pollution are reverting to pure havens for trout.
Fly fishing can be an incredibly exciting and rewarding activity, but it is also very challenging, requiring skill, planning, and perhaps a little bit of luck. Catching the big one requires plenty of preparation, from choosing the right gear to scouting locations and managing travel. Whether you’re fishing in freshwater streams or large bodies of saltwater, wading near the banks or drifting in a boat, The Big Book of Fly Fishing Tips & Tricks is the one resource every angler should consult. Featuring vivid photos and lessons from renowned expert C. Boyd Pfeiffer, The Big Book of Fly Fishing Tips & Tricks is loaded with information that will lead to simpler, faster, cheaper, and more effective fishing. It offers essential advice and step-by-step instructions on tackle; rigging your fly outfit; fighting, landing, and releasing a fish; casting under a range of different conditions; unsnagging ties; and more. Discover the wealth of tools and methods used to tie a wide variety of flies, with essential details on legs, tails, bodies, and wings. With full-color photos providing detailed illustration for hundreds of tips, tricks, and strategies, you’re sure to be fully prepared for every fly-fishing scenario and situation. No angler will want to be without this indispensible reference.
Veteran fishing guide John Marshall shares fish catching wisdom and insights (both fly fishing and spinning) gained through close to 3 decades of catching trout and smallmouth bass - and pleasing hundreds of clients - on the Upper Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont. This book will help advance the beginner through intermediate angler while offering a great refresher to the more advanced. Most who enter fly fishing learn quickly the first season or two but then become bogged down. It is difficult for them to improve their skills past a certain point. John shows them how to break through this invisible barrier while bringing their fly fishing skills and knowledge to another level. A fishing releated book is well worth the price if it can offer a usable pearl or two. This reading offers several and consists of Techniques, Tips and True Life Experiences from a 25 Year Licensed & Registered Trout & Smallmouth Guide on the Upper Connecticut River. Fish On!
Pacific Shore Fishing covers all aspects of shore-based fishing, from the use of the inexpensive handpole to shorecasting techniques for more sophisticated tackle. It is written primarily for the angler who wants to go fishing but doesn't know where to start. This handy guide covers such topics as selecting the right tackle, rods, reels, and monofilaments--essentials for the shore fisherman--and identifying Hawaiian reef species, what they will eat, and how to catch them.
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders collects forty of John Gierach’s finest essays on fishing from six of his books. Like all his writing, these essays are seasoned by a keen sense of observation and a deep knowledge and love of fishing lore, leavened by a wonderfully wry sense of humor. Gierach often begins with an observation that soon leads to something below the surface, which he finds and successfully lands. As Gierach says, writing is a lot like fishing.
This is the first anthology of John Gierach’s work, a collection that is sure to delight both die-hard fans and new readers alike. To enter Gierach’s world is to experience the daily wonder, challenge, and occasional absurdity of the fishing life—from such rituals as the preparation of camp coffee (for best results, serve in a tin cup) to the random, revelatory surprises, such as the flashing beauty of a grayling leaping out of the water. Whether he’s catching fish or musing on the ones that got away, Gierach is always entertaining and enlightening, writing with his own inimitable blend of grace and style, passion and wit.
In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips on fresh- and saltwater fly fishing and tying flies, this book will help readers become the best flyfishermen they can be. The chapters discuss a wide range of fly-fishing topics, including:
Choosing the right equipment, such as rods, reels, fly lines, and waders Casting under different conditions How to find and catch trout Which tides are best for saltwater fly fishing Essential items to pack for a saltwater fly-fishing trip How to prepare for emergency situations Taking care of your tackle Selecting the right materials for tying flies Tying dry flies that ride higher and float longer And much more
Never has there been a more comprehensive guide to the fulfilling sport of fly fishing. To catch that trophy you’ve been waiting for, The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing is the perfect companion on your next fly-fishing adventure.
With colorful, concise, and easy-to-follow illustrations, The L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook offers a fun introduction to the sport. This friendly volume coaches readers on the basics of fly-casting and assembly of tackle without demanding that the reader invest tons of time and money. The goal here is getting started, and this useful, portable book won't sit on the shelf—it's meant to be taken outdoors for easy consultation. Author Dave Whitlock covers the foods fish eat and how to imitate those foods, details the necessary fly assortment for novices, and provides a useful glossary. Chapters added in this edition include approaches to saltwater fish species, ethics and sportsmanship, and methods for fishing from boats and float tubes.
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Fed by the purest water from a natural spring near Sun Valley Idaho, Silver Creek has become a destination for the serious fly fisherman who wants to try his or her skill against the wiliest of trout in a region as beautiful as it is challenging.
Phil Genova, nationally known for his work as founder and director of the Fly Fisher Apprentice Program, shares proven techniques to motivate and teach kids to fly-fish. His approach is that kids should have fun as they learn. His program likewise instills the concepts of environmental awareness and stewardship of the land that are integral to the sport. Skills and techniques are generously illustrated with 25 drawings and 165 photos throughout the book.
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