Essential Fly Fishing: Learning the Right Way and Improving the Skills You Have
  • Essential Fly Fishing: Learning the Right Way and Improving the Skills You Have
  • Essential Fly Fishing: Learning the Right Way and Improving the Skills You Have

Essential Fly Fishing: Learning the Right Way and Improving the Skills You Have

by Tom Meade, Bob White
     
 

Essential Fly Fishing presents the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations enable you 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

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Essential Fly Fishing presents the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations enable you 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 fishing techniques that really work; tie effective knots that have maximum strength; and begin the endlessly interesting process of tying your own flies. This easy-to-follow 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 superbly illustrated primer of the highest rank.

About the Author:
Tom Meade is a former editor for Fly Fisherman magazine and Fishing & Hunting News

About the Author:
Bob White is a guide in Alaska and South America whose artwork appears regularly in Fly Rod & Reel magazine

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Prospective fly-fishers who are otherwise worried that the sport is too difficult or arcane would be well advised to read Meade's book for a lucid and concise introduction to the popular pastime. Meade effectively presents enough information to get beginners started. He covers such fundamentals as choosing tackle, casting a fly line, and deceiving a variety of fish with fur and feathers made to look like something edible. There are even simple fly-tying instructions. Angling etiquette and safety are also covered, and a thoughtful glossary is provided. A number of other books cover the same introductory topics, but none better in so compact a volume. Recommended.-Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599213507
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Series:
Essential Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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