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The Practical Fly Fisher: Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Fly Fishing (Pruett)

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Publisher Comments:

Sprinkled in between the fly dressings and tying lessons are hundreds of illustrations drawn by longtime fishing guide Doug Stewart as well as personal stories and anecdotes. These are interesting and informative — each one containing an element of knowledge or instruction that will add to your fishing success.

The book's purpose is to help you become a more complete angler, a better fly tier, and a more successful fly fisher. It covers all aspects of fly fishing: casting, proper equipment, tying flies, reading water, the feeding habits of fish, and the proper strategy for fishing a stretch of river. Also included in the book are traditional and historical flies along with a selection of Dougs favorite patterns. Dressings and instructions are also presented.

Doug Stewart, a lifelong fly fisher, is also a fly-tying instructor and guide and a fly shop owner, and has written about fly-fishing for The Oregon Sportsman and Amato Publications. Doug spent many years teaching customers how to fly fish during the thirty-two years he owned Stewarts Fly Shop. “I think I get more out of teaching someone, out of seeing them be successful or catch their first fish, than I do out of catching my own,” Doug says.

Classic/old school approach will be embraced by beginners and old pros

Fly fishing statistics from Outdoor Industry Association tallied there are 18.2 million fly fishermen, 65% male, 35% female, 40% age 45+, 56% unmarried, 75% have $100,000 income. They took 87 million outings last year and most are from CA, WA, OR. Americans spent $4 billion on fishing in general last year.

Fly fishing has a long history with was nature lovers and sportsmen:

* The first book that refers to fly fishing was published in 1496 The Treatyse on Fysshynge with an Angle.

* The first fly fisherman is thought to be Roman Claudius Aelianus in the 2nd century.

* In 1653, "Secrets of Angling" was included in Izaac Walton's Compleat Angler.

* The Japanese method of fly fishing, tenkara or "from heaven," was first mentioned in Diary of Climbing Mount Tateyama in 1878. Fishing flies for this method are thought to have first originated in Japan 430 years ago.

* Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize fly fishing with The Sun Also Rises.

* Charles Orvis helped popularize fly fishing by designing and distributing fly rods and reels in 1874.

(Information thanks to Wikipedia.)

Review:

“Incredibly useful, interesting, and reverent...so well written and organized that you almost forget you are being educated in the course of being entertained and intrigued.” John Shewey, Editor-in-Chief, Northwest Fly Fishing magazine

Synopsis:

Sprinkled in between the fly dressings and tying lessons are hundreds of illustrations drawn by longtime fishing guide Doug Stewart as well as personal stories and anecdotes. These are interesting and informative — each one containing an element of knowledge or instruction that will add to your fishing success.

The book's purpose is to help you become a more complete angler, a better fly tier, and a more successful fly fisher. It covers all aspects of fly fishing: casting, proper equipment, tying flies, reading water, the feeding habits of fish, and the proper strategy for fishing a stretch of river. Also included in the book are traditional and historical flies along with a selection of Doug's favorite patterns. Dressings and instructions are also presented.

Doug Stewart, a lifelong fly fisher, is also a fly-tying instructor and guide and a fly shop owner, and has written about fly-fishing for The Oregon Sportsman and Amato Publications. Doug spent many years teaching customers how to fly fish during the thirty-two years he owned Stewart's Fly Shop. “I think I get more out of teaching someone, out of seeing them be successful or catch their first fish, than I do out of catching my own,” Doug says.

About the Author

Doug Stewart, a lifelong fly fisher, is also a fly-tying instructor and guide and former fly shop owner, and has written about fly fishing for The Oregon Sportsman and Amato Publications.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

PART I MASTERING THE TECHNIQUES

Equipment-Rods, Leaders, Fly Lines and Reels

Fly Casting-The Grip, The Basic Cast, Push and Pull Method and Cures,

Mending the Line and Special Casts.

PART II METHODS FOR TYING AND FISHING WET FLIES

Historical Pioneers of Fly Fishing.

Basic Wet Fly Instructions for tying a Leadwing Coachman, Soft Hackles and

Methods of Wet Fly Fishing: The Wet Fly Swing, Upstream Dead Drifting,

Downstream Long-Lining, Subsurface Swing, Upstream Retrieve and The Cross-Stream Strip.

Winter Steelhead Methods-Migration, Holding Waters, Lines, Flies and Leaders

Summer Steelhead Methods-Greased Line, Wet Fly Swing, Dead Drifting, Spotting Fish, Leaders, Water Types and High Sticking.

Tying Streamers and Steelhead Flies-The Supervisor and Nicks Nightmare.

PART III METHODS FOR TYING AND FISHING NYMPHS

Historical Pioneers of Fly Fishing.

Methods-G.E.M Skues, Sawyer, Teeny, Chuck and Duck, Brooks, Leisenring Lift and Walking the Fly.

Tying Nymphs: Casual Dress, Bitch Creek, Teeny Nymph and Brooks Stone.

PART IV METHODS FOR TYING AND FISHING DRY FLIES

Historical Pioneers of Fly Fishing.

Methods-Dapping the Fly, Recognizing Surface and Subsurface Activity.

Feeding Habits: Rises, Refusals, Selectivity, Masking Hatches, Non-rising Fish and Setting the Hook.

Tying Dry Flies: The Professor, Green Sedge and Royal Coachman.

PART V STREAM ANATOMY, WEATHER, SENSES OF FISH AND ENTOMOLOGY

Riffles, Glides, Pocket Water and Pools

Wing, Rain, Barometer, High and Low Water, Hot Weather, Sun and Shadows.

How Fish See and Perceive Color, The Sense of Smell, The Sense of Hearing, The Sense of Taste and Feel.

Entomology: Matching Hatches, Collecting Equipment, Stream Diary and Insect Identification.

PART VI SPECIAL METHODS

History of the Pott Fly.

Tools and the method to tie the Pott Fly.

Practical Fishing Knots.

Dropper Knots and How to Tie them.

Wading Safely.

Playing, Landing and Releasing Fish.

PART V11 FABULOUS FLIES AND FABLES

Twenty-four Proven Patterns and Selective Stories.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871083098
Subtitle:
Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Fly Fishing (Pruett)
Author:
Stewart, Doug
Publisher:
Westwinds Press
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Fly fishing
Subject:
Fly tying
Subject:
Doug Stewart
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Pruett Series
Publication Date:
20140218
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Product details 306 pages Westwinds Press - English 9780871083098 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Incredibly useful, interesting, and reverent...so well written and organized that you almost forget you are being educated in the course of being entertained and intrigued.”
"Synopsis" by , Sprinkled in between the fly dressings and tying lessons are hundreds of illustrations drawn by longtime fishing guide Doug Stewart as well as personal stories and anecdotes. These are interesting and informative — each one containing an element of knowledge or instruction that will add to your fishing success.

The book's purpose is to help you become a more complete angler, a better fly tier, and a more successful fly fisher. It covers all aspects of fly fishing: casting, proper equipment, tying flies, reading water, the feeding habits of fish, and the proper strategy for fishing a stretch of river. Also included in the book are traditional and historical flies along with a selection of Doug's favorite patterns. Dressings and instructions are also presented.

Doug Stewart, a lifelong fly fisher, is also a fly-tying instructor and guide and a fly shop owner, and has written about fly-fishing for The Oregon Sportsman and Amato Publications. Doug spent many years teaching customers how to fly fish during the thirty-two years he owned Stewart's Fly Shop. “I think I get more out of teaching someone, out of seeing them be successful or catch their first fish, than I do out of catching my own,” Doug says.

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