Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with more than two dozen books in print, including Trout from Small Streams: 2nd Edition, Handbook of Hatches: 2nd Edition, and Trout Flies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Essential Trout Flies: Step-by-step tying instructions for 31 indispensable pattern styles and their most useful variationsby Dave Hughes
Essential Trout Flies will help you assemble, in just two fly boxes, the flies you need to catch trout anywhere. That makes it essential reading in my book. --Rich Ostoff, professional fly tier and author of Fly-Fishing the Rocky Mountain Back-CountryHow to tie the 31 most effective trout patterns and selected variations-more than 200 recipes in allA core list of flies that will catch trout anywhere, in every season, this collection includes the most important patterns in a wide range of styles, from dry flies to streamers. The tying steps for each pattern are illustrated in step-by-step photos with detailed captions, followed by photos and recipes for the six most useful variations-217 patterns in all. Each chapter features a description of the insect the pattern imitates as well as expert information on how and when to fish the fly.
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