Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing

Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing

by Jim Casada
     
 


Wherever you find a clear freshwater stream or river, you'll also find devoted anglers intent on matching their wits against trout, salmon, and other fighting fish. Here is the perfect instruction book for beginners. Clear, comprehensive charts detail essential information on how to choose appropriate flies, rods, reels, and lines for catching different varieties…  See more details below

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Wherever you find a clear freshwater stream or river, you'll also find devoted anglers intent on matching their wits against trout, salmon, and other fighting fish. Here is the perfect instruction book for beginners. Clear, comprehensive charts detail essential information on how to choose appropriate flies, rods, reels, and lines for catching different varieties of fish. With words and pictures, author Peter Gathercole also coaches his readers on fishing skills and techniques, starting with simple basics that include assembling the fishing rod, attaching the fly, mastering casting techniques, and reeling. He takes novice fishermen through the many steps toward proficiency and a pleasurable fishing experience. He also offers refresher chapters for those anglers who have been away from fishing for some time. And even advanced anglers will find advice and tips guaranteed to improve their skills for their next fishing outing. This attractive book is filled with hundreds of how-to color photos.

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Library Journal
For author Casada, there is nothing like the rhythmic motion of fly fishing, waist deep in a flowing river, catching a fish on a fly you have tied. Writer, award-winning photographer, and expert fly fisher Casada captures all the functional aspects of the sport in this book, which is divided into three sections: gearing up (flies, rods, reels, lines, clothing), the basics (knots, casting, wading, reading the water), and how to fish the wide variety of species and waters. For sports enthusiasts seeking a beginner's guide to fly fishing, there are numerous titles on the market, including Peter Kaminsky's popular Fly Fishing for Dummies. However, Casada's work offers a concise, useful format for the reader with no background on fly fishing. This excellent step-by-step resource includes an index, glossary, color photos that elucidate the text, sidebars, and diagrams. A recommended purchase for all public libraries.-Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764132506
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Jim Casada grew up in Bryson City, NC, where he first started hunting and fishing. He taught history at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, then took early retirement to work as writer/photographer for fishing and hunting publications. He is a senior editor and book columnist for Sporting Classics, and a contributing editor to several magazines including Turkey & Turkey Hunting, Sporting Clays, Whitetail News, The Hunting Magazine, Smoky Mountain Living, and other publications.

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