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.
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.
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.
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.
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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.
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!
Selecting the rod, reel, line, leader, and flies to fill the trout fly box with step-by-step photos and instructions on the forward cast, sidearm cast, roll cast, and slack-line cast and includes six knots you need to know.
From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life's greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing.
John Gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home water (an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair) to Utah's famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. We're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local "experts" and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way
Contemplative, evocative, and wry, he shares insights on mayflies and men, fishing and sport, life and love, and the meaning (or meaninglessness) of it all.
Veteran author and angler Hartt Wixom makes the complex simple with Fishing: The Extra Edge, his fourth book on the art and science of angling. Featuring proven strategies and secrets, advice for hooking and landing, helps for young anglers, and tips on bait fishing, spin fishing, and fly-fishing, this must-have book will help you develop the heart of an angler as it simultaneously helps you think like a fish. "My hope in sharing half a century of angling experience herein is to help the beginner avoid mistakes and to provide the expert with an 'extra edge' as well. The beauty of it is that there is so much to learn, especially in fly-fishing, which I have treated more fully. Veteran guides I've talked with admit that they are still learning. So are we all. Or we should be." "As you read Fishing: The Extra Edge, be assured that this guy knows how to catch fish. With him, it is not luck but rather skill." -- Frank Milliman, Anchorage, Alaska
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.
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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