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Fly Fishing: A Trailside Guide (Trailside: Make Your Own Adventure)by John Merrin
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Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fully revised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to find the Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations that make for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in gear technology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances in techniques. You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designed to be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to take along on outdoor adventures. Picture this: Trailside Guides show you how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographs and dozens of informative, full-color technical illustrations you'll refer to again and again. Buying Guide: Each Guide has all the information readers need to make informed decisions about what gear is available, and what they should buy. Step-by-step: Tutorials take readers through every aspect of a given outdoor activity. Each Guide covers planning and preparing for a trip, getting in shape, technique, safety, and first-aid tips, and how to have more fun along the way! Easy to use: Trailside Guides provide information quickly. Every book contains detailed illustrations, information-packed sidebars, and a complete index and bibliography. Technique tips: Any physical activity is more fun when it's done right. Trailside Guides are written by experts and contain lucid explanations that help the reader quickly achieve proficiency. It's a big world out there. Get into it with the Trailside Guides.
Smart, instructive, and beautifully designed, every book in the Trailside Guide series contains the essential information readers need to master outdoor activities and have fun in the process.
Welcome to the world of fly fishing. The tools are elegantly simple, the techniques require finesse yet can be quickly mastered, the quarry are almost limitless, the settings are among the wildest and most pristine on the planet. Here, from one of the country's foremost anglers, is the first fly-fishing guide that gives you all you need to know - but not more than you need to know. John Merwin tells you exactly what tackle is essential for success, then presents his step-by-step fly-casting course. With full-color illustrations, he teaches you the five knots no angler can be without. Next, he puts you on the water - whether a trout stream, a bass pond, or a bonefish flat off the Florida Keys - and gives you surefire ways to hook fish your first time out. Fly Fishing: A Trailside Guide includes priceless tips and tactics for catching freshwater and saltwater fish, including trout, bass, striped bass, bonefish, redfish, and more. Brief profiles explain each fish's behavior so you'll know where to find them and how to hook them. Finally, Merwin lists his 27 all-time favorite flies, from classic dry flies to big, flashy saltwater patterns.
Include bibliographical references (p. 183-185) and index.
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