Fishing Tandem Flies: Tactics, Techniques, and Rigs to Catch More Trout

Overview

  • Match any hatch from top to bottom
  • Catch trout when conditions are tough
  • Tie Charles Meck's new series of patterns and learn new techniques for rigging flies

Angling legend Charles Meck covers tandems top to bottom with his favorite flies for matching hatches, as well as tried-and-true patterns for drumming up fish during summer doldrums and other tough conditions. In the first book devoted entirely to ...

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Fishing Tandem Flies: Tactics, Techniques, and Rigs to Catch More Trout

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Overview

  • Match any hatch from top to bottom
  • Catch trout when conditions are tough
  • Tie Charles Meck's new series of patterns and learn new techniques for rigging flies

Angling legend Charles Meck covers tandems top to bottom with his favorite flies for matching hatches, as well as tried-and-true patterns for drumming up fish during summer doldrums and other tough conditions. In the first book devoted entirely to fishing more than one fly at once, Meck discusses 7 of the most effective rigs and the best times to use them, including detailed steps showing how to tie his new looped-leader series of flies. Artist Dave Hall provides clear illustrations of the different connections and fishing techniques. Whether casting to the banks from a drift boat on Montana's Missouri River or stalking central Pennsylvania spring-creek trout, anglers across the country will learn something from this book to help them catch more trout.

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Snare
I have rarely used tandem flies either fly or spin casting since the buggers (literally) get tangled up. A lot. Usually there would need to be a very heavy weighted fly or sinker on the bottom and the second leader, usually is not adjustable and rarely long enough. But that's just me.

Meck's book shows the real skinny about the type of flies to use, how to attach them and techniques that work best. I'm not saying I don't catch fish with my own tandem flies it's just that his way is bett
Mike Mike
Good how-to reference about how to use tandem rigs for fly fishing. Good for an intermediate fly fisherman who is looking to expand on basic techniques and master fishing multiple flies at one time.
John Kinsfather
If you like to fish tandem flies or are moving in that direction you will find this book to be very informative. It explores every conceivable method and rig for tandem fly fishing and is well illustrated. I am using it in conjunction with Dave Hughes book Trout Rigs & Methods and find them to be an unbeatable combo.
Martin Weaver
I like the easy approach Charlie makes to tandem fly fishing. I have used the information to help set up my flies. I am even venturing to setting up tandem streamers without fear. Good reference book and would recommend to beginner or experienced anglers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979346002
  • Publisher: Headwater Books
  • Publication date: 8/14/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,439,510
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Meck is the author of more than 12 fly-fishing and fly-tying books. He lives in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania, and Mesa, Arizona.

Dave Hall is a nature and fly-fishing illustrator in Glide, Oregon.

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Table of Contents


Double Vision     1
Tandem Flies     5
Dry-and-Dropper Rigs     17
Other Combinations     27
Connections     36
Tackle and Techniques     55
Fishing the Hatches     77
Dry Fly Patterns     88
Subsurface Fly Patterns     99
Final Casts     117
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  • Posted December 25, 2009

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    Always worth the money

    This book acts as an easy, casual, read as well as a pocket-sized how-to book. What makes Charley's books so great is they are short and to the point, affordable, and informative. You can usually pick up two or three of his books for the price of one of another author.

    Tandem flies has a few ideas that every fly fisherman has either used or heard of but there is equal or greater value in the ideas one has not used. He also introduces a few techniques and patterns not widely known in the world of fly fishing/tying. A great streamside read!

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