Synopses & Reviews
Essential Fly Fishing - an all-color handbook - presents the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful color illustrations will enable new fly fishers to: find fish in streams, lakes, and salt water; select and assemble proper, balanced tackle; cast a fly line with authority - with rhythm, not strength; recognize and learn to simulate natural fish foods; learn techniques that really work; tie effective knots that have maximum strength; and begin the endlessly interesting process of tying your own flies.This book concisely explains fishing ethics, offers helpful safety precautions, and defines basic angling terms. The chapter on fly-rod fish describes the unique sport that many species - from trout to whitefish - offer fly fishers.Essential Fly Fishing is a crisp, helpful, superbly illustrated primer of the highest rank. (6 X 9, 160 pages, watercolors, color illustrations, b&w illustrations, diagrams)
"A lucid and concise introduction."--
Full-color guide filled with proven techniques aimed at the beginner.
An introduction to fly fishing covers tackle selection, casting techniques, fish behavior, fishing etiquette, and safety precautions, and offers advice on fly tying.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131) and index.